It was the 1960s – a time when our country was in the midst of assassinations, violence, protests. In the throes of this chaos, Americans did what they did best. They looked for other things to occupy their minds. James Bond films were popular along with the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, Pink Panther movies.
Two brilliant comedy writers, Mel Brooks and Buck Henry combined elements of both genres and created a television spoof called “Get Smart,” starring Don Adams as Maxwell Smart. There were the usual gadgets from the Bond movies, along with a bumbling secret agent who worked for CONTROL against the insidious agency of evil – KAOS. “Get Smart” was made into a full length movie starring Steve Carell a few years ago. The show made us laugh, but held some truth as well. It didn’t make the current problems go away, but we forgot about them temporarily.
Our country seems to be in a state of chaos (KAOS) again. The topics in the news today pertain to things we wouldn’t have thought of talking about in the 60s. We now seem bent on tabloid journalism filled with half truths or misrepresented. We often thrive on the sensational headlines. With the invention of the internet – which to some is the devil’s workshop – we’ve opened the door to instant news and information. Fact checking is rarely done and people are quick to believe whatever they read, because we’ve come to trust the cyber world rather than the truth.
We need an organization like CONTROL to fight the evil being poured out by our enemy. We need someone who will come to our defense and bring us the real truth. Oh, wait! That happened over 2000 years ago when Jesus was born in a humble stable, in total poverty, a child of a human mother and the Son of God. He took the chaos of a sinful world to a wooden cross on Calvary and conquered the enemy.
God brought order out of chaos, because He is in control. Through His Word, we don’t have to look any further for the truth. He inspired the words so we know they’re true. Within the Bible we can escape the cares of this world and get through anything. The greatest story ever told is laid out for us and it’s the completely true.
Maybe it’s time we focus our faith on the triune God rather than the things of this world.