The author of fear is not the God of
heaven, but the devil. The Good Book says that perfect love drives out all
fear because fear has torment (1 John ). Now I don't want
to give too much air time to Mr. Sin Laden but I guess what disturbs me most about
the anthrax scare in the
We've seen the same thing here in
What is happening here with the biological weapons threat is simply the wolf charging at the flock. He panics them into dispersing and then picks them off one by one. He knows their unified numbers are too great for him to gain a victory so he injects the element of fear into the mix to undo the cohesion. Panic follows and the wolf's objective is attained.
In the Good Book, God goes to great pains to encourage us to Fear Not. In fact the phrase Fear Not is mentioned some 72 times in the King James version from Genesis through to Revelation. God is obviously keen for us to be fear free. It's not God's will that His creation be bound up in fear.
You know when I think about the devil and his own, people like Osama Bin Laden, I picture the wizard in the Wizard of Oz. I see a little creature with a big megaphone, and his servants, little men, cowardly little men, lurking in the shadows feeding off fear. So it follows that the best way to gain some ascendancy over the terrorists is to deny them their food, to refuse to be fearful, to draw near to God who is perfect love, who is the One who casts out all fear and the torment the goes along with it.
To be fear free we all need to draw near to the source of peace - and He is - Jesus Christ.