Don C. Crosby
Evil reigns when we surrender to fear
To the editor:
I can’t help but think that the terrorist plot of Sept. 11, 2001, succeeded and continues to bear fruit, with the terror in Boston being the most recent example. Our whole nation cowers in response to fears both real and perceived. Are we allowing the few with evil intentions to redirect the course of this country? Let’s stop it ourselves.
What do we do?
“Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes; for the Lord will be your confidence.” (Proverbs 3:25-26)
Recall the days of the American Revolution. A ragtag group of citizen soldiers wrested control of this land from the world power of that day. Now once again, we are in a war for independence from the power of evil.
This war isn’t about bombs and guns. It’s about guts.
The cry and clamor for more security is costing us our freedom. The only way we can defend it is to dare to be free. We must not allow terrorists to terrorize us. Dare to not be scared.
As former President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “There’s nothing to fear but fear itself.” Ponder that.
Our national motto is, “In God we trust.” And “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (II Timothy 1:7) Our fire power is in how we dare to live our lives freely on the spiritual battlefield where fear is the weapon. How easily the fear of losing our lives stops us from living our lives. Evil reigns when we surrender to it.
“He who is in you is greater than He who is in the world.” (I John 4:4b)
The Rev. Dennis E. Whitmore, senior pastor
Hilltop Christian Fellowship, Clear Spring