Wow what a difference 45 or so days makes! August 1st of this year, hundreds of thousands of people who support traditional marriage flocked to Chick-Fil-A in support of their owner taking a biblical stand. A few weeks later those who oppose traditional marriage staged a “kiss-in” that was no where near as large as they had hoped or what August 1st was. And now breaks the story that Chick-Fil-A has changed their policy on who they will give to or more specifically who they will no longer be giving to. I am going to attach an article from Baptist Press so that you can read the article yourself and come to your own conclusions. Please understand that I am not claiming to have been in the board room during the decision process, nor was I there for all the criticism they took. I have had my fair share of criticism launched at me (not to the degree they probably received mind you) and I can tell you it is no fun. The kicker to the whole story is why the changed occurred. It is clearly stated in the article, but here is the short version of it. If they would change their stance, the Chicago Alderman would drop his protest of Chick-Fil-A opening in Chicago. I feel as though Chick-Fil-A spit in the face of those who stood with them. As one person on Facebook said, “so when are you going to start opening on Sundays?” Luke 12:4-5 says, “And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.” My message to Chick-Fil-A is this, you sold your convictions and your faithful customers out for a couple of stores (most likely Boston will now relinquish and let Chick-Fil-A there now as well). You turned your back on God and His Word, something that you have stood for since your inception. And now frankly, you are just like all the other fast food restaurants. Is your (Chick-Fil-A) faith in God so weak as to think that God could not continue to supply for you if you maintained your biblical beliefs? God showed you what He could do on August 1st. Just remember this Chick-Fil-A, the same God who blessed you for following His Word, can also remove that hand of blessing as seen in Deuteronomy 28:15, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee.”
This is a reminder to all of us, our faith is only has strong as what we believe God can do. It has been said that faith ends where fear begins. Jesus told us in John 16 that we will have trials, but to be of good cheer because He overcame the world. There is nothing too hard for God to do, but we must move from a talking faith to a walking faith. Do you have enough faith to persevere until the end, even if it gets really hard? Just know that testing will come, but Paul reminds us in Romans 8:37, “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
By His grace and through His strength, may we live for Him!