Yesterday, I was at the social security office and noticed all the security that was implemented to prevent the employees from getting hurt. There was a security officer with his metal detector, and firearm. The outside of the building was protected by cameras. Once your number was called, the clerk on the other side was protected by bullet proof glass. The small opening on the bottom facilitated exchange of documents, and provided exchange of conversation. The process was not people friendly.
How much must we spend to protect us from the evils of a few. How much liberty must we lose for this protection? Can we protect ourselves from all the unexpected? Can we rely on God to protect us?
With all the money spent on protection of life liberty of pursuit of happiness, it appears that the world places more emphasis on the people protecting themselves, than relying on God to protect themselves from evil.
If this is true, are we are to believe that most people believe that this powerful God who created this universe is helpless against the evils of society. Does this mean that we have no faith in God?
How can we become like the early missionaries who were fearless in spreading their religions, relying on God to protect themselves where ever they traveled. Many were ridiculed and persecuted. Yet they continued to have complete faith in spreading God’s truth.
How do we gain this faith in a perceived dangerous world? Would it be possible to walk in a gang infested neighborhood without worries of harm to oneself. Would it be possible to have your children play in your neighborhood without adult supervision? Many of us will not be able to. We do not have complete faith in God. Many will profess that they have complete faith in a God that will take care of them in heaven. But why can we not depend on God to protect us on this earth? Where is our faith?