Wednesday, July 30, 2008


"Absolutely!"  That was one of the words one of my favorite movie personalities, Rocky, used.  Most of his vocabulary didn't go past two syllables, but when he wanted to underline something he would say, "Absolutely!".  There is a lot of joy and peace in the absolute.  Having just bought a fairly sporty car I have realized that I can look at the qualities of the car relatively or absolutely.  From a relative standpoint, there are plenty of cars that are more impressive and that want to go faster than I do.  If I took my enjoyment from the relative, I'd find plenty of reasons to get disappointed.  I would constantly compare what I have to what others have.  From an absolute standpoint, without focusing on comparison, there is plenty of enjoyment and satisfaction in what I have.  It handles great, allows me to see more of the sky with the top down and is fast enough for any reasonable thrill.  I think we miss out when we live "relatively".  When we live in the absolute, we see how our needs are met, in particular.  We have an absolute relationship with our Lord.  He absolutely faithful, absolutely present and absolutely in charge.  If I want to focus on the relative, I'll focus on the fact that I'm a relative (a child) of Him!


Psalm 62:-8 My help and glory are in God
      —granite-strength and safe-harbor-God—
   So trust him absolutely, people;
      lay your lives on the line for him.
      God is a safe place to be.



Rob Smith

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