“panic de jour”

I came across a hilarious t-shirt online the other day which tempted me to part with a portion of my hard-earned money (I said “tempted,” it did not succeed). It simply said:

 Santa Claus

Easter Bunny

Tooth Fairy

Global Warming

I seldom enter into “panic mode” any longer. One has to remember that I am fifty-four years old. When I registered at Lamar University in 1973 the panic de jour was over-population, nuclear winter, world-wide starvation, future shock, and Richard Nixon, which today, are nothing more than faded memories. Now, people are terrified of global warming, health-care reform, Kim Jong-il (talk about some bad hair), and according to one’s political perspective, either Barack Obama or Sarah Palin.

I, however, have nothing to fear, for my God has said to His Son, my Redeemer:

“Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, the scepter of uprightness is the scepter of your kingdom.  9 You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness; therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”  10 And, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; 11 they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, 12 like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed.  But you are the same, and your years will have no end.” (Hebrews 1:8-12)


1 Comment

  1. Sandra A. said,

    August 18, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Thanks, Clifton, for the reminder that the world is not spinning out of control even though it sometimes appears that way to our finite eyes. I am once again reassured of our Father’s will for our good and His pleasure in all that He sends our way.

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