The Giant is Beginning to Stir

Years ago I had the job of entertaining kids in a hall while their parents enjoyed the church evening meeting without their energetic and restless offspring. Each week I would invent games or activities that would challenge and entertain. One favourite for the 5 to 12 year olds was where I would pretend to be a giant asleep at one end of the hall while they stole up on me. If they made a sound I would ‘wake up’ and chase them. The nearest would be caught and so be ‘out’. The last one to be out was the winner of a Mars bar or similar. As I reflect on this game I can’t understand why they didn’t just hang back and avoid the risk of waking the giant! Maybe there is something irresistible about provoking a sleeping threat?

 

It seems that the forces of secular humanism, false religion and the anti-Christian spirits are provoking the sleeping giant that is the Church in the United Kingdom. This has been happening for a generation but the giant has remained unperturbed. Until now. It seems that the forces opposed to the Truth really believe that they might actually get bold and close enough to smother the giant forever. The encroaching challengers may not realize that the giant has some of the centuries old wisdom like the Ents in Lord of the Rings and some of the potential that Gulliver had to help the islanders after he awoke.

 

The giant is not dead – just asleep! The giant is starting to awake. The urgency is great and the Church must awaken quickly as her opponents intend to anaesthetize and suffocate her! When she is alert and active she will rise up to defend the cause of truth and liberty on behalf of all. The drama is reaching a critical moment in 2011. Please join the voices calling the Church to stand up, speak out and take action.

 

As the Bible says to the Church:

 

Wake up O sleeper and rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you

 

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