Today almost five years after I retired, i dreamed that i went back to work to visit and learned (in the dream ) that I was called or referred to as "chicken little". I woke up and asked myself " what was that ?" I was not familiar with the term chicken little or its story so I checked the internet. I found out there are lots of version about it. If you too don't know the story of chicken little here is what I learned. The story is about a little chicken resting under a tree, then a squirrel above him acidentally dropped an acorn on chicken's head and the acorn bounced back to a hole in the tree.
The chicken little not seeing but feeling what hit him tried to figure out what happened and later concluded that the sky must be falling.So chicken little as the story goes started telling everybody that the sky is falling. Other fowls believed him, and they all went on their way to tell the king. On their way, I think they met the fox or the wolf who led them into his den and ate them one by one.
What does this story mean to a Christian ? Could Christians look like a bunch of chicken littles to the world ? I do see some similarity in the Bible. When God created man , man had full of promise and innocence, but the serpent beguiled them and caused them to disobey God by eating of the forbidden fruit. From fellowship with God, man feared God and tried to hide from God.
Modern man exhibits various kinds of fear, real or unreal. I believe we all have fears, but not all fears are wrong , some fears are needed like the fear of God, which is respect or reverence for God.
Wrong fears can be paralyzing and I believe I too experienced them. But here's what I found in the Bible. Love conquers fear and that love we can find in Jesus Christ. Jesus often says " Fear not ".
If you have fear, come to Jesus, He conquered sin and death and He will set us free.