I really do love my chickens. Oh the rooster is one cock-a-doodle-doo from being in an instant pot if he doesn't stop being so hateful but my hens are a different story. I just enjoy watching them. One morning I was upstairs in my recliner doing my devotions. I look up (my bedroom faces the fields in front of our house) and here comes a fox acting like he is Mr. I Own the Place and Will Eat Your Chickens. He stops HE STOPS not a care in the world. No, no, NO!!! It was still early in the morning so my clothes don’t match, I’m in big fluffy socks, I look like I had slept in the field. ðŸ˜Š But buddy I can’t just sit in my seat while Mr. Earmuffs and Mittens Wannabe taunts me. I run down the steps – thankful for gravitational pull. I holler for Tobias my dog. I put on my son's sandals – now I look like a real vision with over sized shoes. Tobias and I bound out the door … ok at 51 I don’t really bound … let’s say “exited with attitude”. The way our driveway is situated at the front door the fox is hidden from view because of the slope. Tobias unfortunately has my athletic prowess .. he runs 10 feet; barks vigorously while the fox scampers happily across the field. Why did I take the time to run out in the cold? Because my chickens are important, I not only try to provide food for them, a clean coop to live in but also I watch for predators. Where I live, there are plenty of fox and hawks. There is something about seeing a pile of feathers where once a hen stood. I can't protect them from every predator but to just have sat in my recliner and ignore the threat would have been foolish. The danger of becoming an apathetic Christian is very real. Church attendance and our daily devotions can become simply items on a check list. We become sloppy in decision making and our daily walk with Christ. Pastor Chris preached "Identifying the Apathetic Chrisitian" on 1/12/20 pm service. It was a good practical message for every Christian.