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Who's afraid?

Updated on February 1, 2010

Starting 30 hubs in 30 days is a whole lot easier than finishing them, and here I am on hub seven when I should be on hub eight, and wondering if I can possibly find concepts for the next twenty two hubs.

 I'm mainly writing non commercial Christian hubs, and have no real inclination to introduce more folk into the fascinating world of coffee machines, but I'll take requests!

Whos' afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

One of the iconic songs of the Depression years, first appeared in a cartoon by Disney but rapidly became an anthem for a generation who knew poverty.

They were a people who had just experienced a decade of prosperity where ordinary folk made small or large fortunes by borrowing money to invest in stock and shares.

Sound familiar?

Their world collapsed when the bankers pulled the rug from under the market, having made their fortunes already.

This left the poor Joe on the street to pick up the tab.

Yep, I think it sounds familiar.

Panic set in and folk suffered great losses, and the President told the nation that the only thing they needed to fear was fear itself.

He was correct, but telling people that when their lives have imploded, when the house is lost, the job has evaporated and the bill are unpaid, is futile, they worry anyway.

Big Bad Wolf's Lyrics

From the animation 'The Three Little Pigs'. Lyrics by Frank Churchill and Ann Ronell, sung to music by Frank Churchill.

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf 
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf? 
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? 
Tra la la la la

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf 
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf? 
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? 
Tra la la la la

Long ago there were three pigs 
Little handsome piggy-wigs 
For the big, bad very big very bad wolf 
They didn't give three figs

Number one was very gay 
And he built his house of hay 
With a hey hey toot 
He blew on his flute 
And he played around all day

Number two was fond of jigs
And so he built his house with twigs
Heigh diddle-diddle
He played on his fiddle
And danced with lady pigs

Number three said "Nix on tricks
I will built my house with bricks"
He had no chance 
To sing and dance
'Cause work and play don't mix

Ha ha ha! The two little
Do little pigs just winked and laugh, ha ha!

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf 
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf? 
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? 
Tra la la la la

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf 
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf? 
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? 
Tra la la la la

Came the day when fate did frown
And the wolf blew into town
With a gruff "puff-puff" he puffed just enough
And the hay house fell right down

One and two were scared to death
Of the big bad wolfie's breath
"By the hair of your chin-ny-chin,
I'll blow you in"
And the twig house answered yes

No one left but number Three
To save the piglet family
When they knock 
He fast unlocked
And said "Come in with me!"

Now they all were safe inside
And the bricks hurt wolfie's pride
So, he slid down the chimney
And, oh, by Jimney
In the fire he was fried

Ha ha ha! The three little
Free little pigs rejoice and laughed, ha ha!

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf 
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf? 
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? 
Tra la la la la

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf 
Big bad wolf, big bad wolf? 
Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? 
Tra la la la la!

So there are some things which remain consistent, we see boom and bust, we see wealth and poverty, we see contentment and fear, and we see it happening in regular cycles, nobody escapes the pattern.

We see a homily to work hard and build our house with bricks.

Christ also told a parable about house building.

He said that we needed to build our houses on the rock, referring to Himself, we are told that building your house on sand will see it crumble when the winds of trouble come.

We are told to count the cost before we start building, so that we are not shamed by being unable to finish what we started.

Finally we are told to be ready to leave our house at a moments notice, to not even go back inside to collect anything, when the call comes to flee for our lives.

In short we are to base our worldly existence on Christ, and not to hold onto our lives so tightly, that we miss the mark, by trying to take what is temporal into a spiritual eternity.

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but we all feel fear from time to time, it's natural, especially when your world is crashing down right where you stand.

But if fear does not come from God, then it must come from the enemy, it must originate with Satan, who seeks to undermine our faith and trust in God by whispering in our ears that God has not provided everything we need, that this or that will see us in the gutter.

I can accept that God allows the world system to crash at least once in any century, in order that folk don't get complacent and turn away from His truths.

There is nothing like adversity to make folk consider what is truth and what is a lie. I read that since the Haiti earthquake 11,000 people a day have been turning to Christ for the answer.

I will not comment on their sincerity, but the numbers are quite staggering and for the genuine supplicants, Christ will be confessed as Lord and life will improve.

We need to reject fear, for as Franklin D. Roosevelt said: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

When we reject fear and trust God, make Christ the Lord of our lives and reject the lies of the world and Satan, we will be sheltered from the storm, and as we grow in our faith and trust, rise above the problems.

In the Disney song the three little pigs get the wolf when he falls into the fire they build, and we can do the same, but not in a earthly fire, but the fire of the Holy Spirit, which will burn off all that is dross and leave only that which is pure and holy,

When we go through the refiners fire, our lives and spirits rise from the flames and gleam with a glory for God, as we again walk with Him.

Fire cleanses, it destroys the old and leaves good soil for the new to restore the forest, we need to clear the deadwood in order for new growth to start, it is God showing us how to deal with life.


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    • RevLady profile image

      RevLady 

      8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Thank you for a stimulating hub. It was thought provoking. I tend to agree with Unchained Grace.

      Blessings to you and yours,

      Forever His

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Ouch! (Micky)

      Just a goal, Christian hubs are not exactly commercial, when was the last time you bought a coffee machine?

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      AguaSilver is this a goal that you have simply set for yourself, or is there some financial remuneration spurring you to try this?...........Just Curious pal.

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      The big bad wolf is real. It's taken a chunk out of my butt. I've still got to go with standing up to the critter though. Thanks

    • 50 Caliber profile image

      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      John, I busted out laughing when the video kicked in to the song, from years ago, not at all what I was expecting. So it was a Grande Finally to a serious subject. Thanks for the laugh and lingering smile.

      I feel like I've been through the fire all ready, so not much on this planet holds fear for me, I'd call it more like respect for things that most are afraid of. I do worry about a couple of things and the 3rd is not being acceptable into the realm of Christ when he returns the first two I'm fighting for the answer because I think they may be my stumbling blocks to salvation, I'll tell you about them privately.

      The 30 in 30 I think many have delved into at the same time as my mail box is stuffed with new hubs and it would take me all day to read them all. So I have to play favorites while saving the others for a time when I have freedom to sit and read.

      Dusty

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      Unchained Grace 

      8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      People in general, even when they see history repeat itself, don't learn. The Revolutionary War was repeated but in reverse in Nam in terms of the approach. The song of the big bad wolf. The writer was telling us something though we chose not to listen. Seems like we act more as the Israelites every day. Complacency, procrastination and the indecisive spirit bring us to the fear we could've avoided in the first place.

    • aguasilver profile imageAUTHOR

      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Thank you for visiting,

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      Johnny 

      8 years ago

      In God We Trust. Thank You for the great Article.

      http://GardenPowertools.org

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