called them to repentance. And in the
recent film God’s Not Dead, we see a contemporary teen courageously stand and
serve. There are so many great examples
of those who stood against the tide.
A Clarion Call
Think about it. We were born for such a
time as this! Surely, then, we should be
proactive, not letting the culture sweep us
along. Let’s feed on the books and films
that connect our children to the Victor,
not the defeated. Let’s walk with those
who also faced looming disaster, yet refused the draw of their culture’s cesspool.
Let’s reject passive submission and instead anticipate hopeful participation,
knowing that our God will triumph.
No storybook “magic” can top His
power coursing through us. And, our
children—who may hear more dire pre-
dictions in a month than we did in the
entirety of our childhoods, and who thus
may imagine that hope is only in a gal-
axy far, far away—can enjoy discover-
ing that there is even more opportunity
for real victory right here. Let’s lavish
our kids with stories where the “voice”
calls for justice since it cares for human
suffering. The narrator is then imbuing
the “great cause” into children all during
the reading, inspiring them to act. This
is of extreme importance when our kids
feel drawn to the culture’s fascination
with dystopia. Let’s direct their awareness
of dystopia toward rescue and proactive-
ly channel them in an eternal direction!
After all, that morning of the tsunami,
even the bats were flying off in droves
and the zoo animals wouldn’t leave their
innermost pens. They had sensed rightly, and they took action. Let us give the
true clarion call to our culture . . . toward
God’s offered utopia, and away from
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2. Schaeffer, Francis, How Should We Then Live?
(Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell Company,
1976), p. 119
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