Wednesday, November 21, 2001

Alma 37:47

"And now, my son, see that ye take care of these sacred things, yea, see that ye look to God and live.  Go unto this people and declare the word, and be sober.  My son, farewell."
Alma 37:47

Look to God and live.  Interesting.  It reminds me of having "an eye single" to God's glory.  When we lose that central focus of our lives, we wander a lot, looking for that meaning and purpose that we have lost.  We know that it must be there, and we search for it in a lot of things... but it can only be found in God.  It's like idol worship.  What is the point?  We can put a golden rabbit in a prominent place in our living room, or build a shrine to our favorite potato... but no matter how much attention we lavish on them, and no matter how absolutely devoted we are, they are static.  We can't look to the Rabbit and live... we can't look to the Potato and live.  Even if we get a little more realistic and talk about people, professions, or your chosen obsession (YCO)... with none of these will looking bring us life.  God alone can do that for us, and no matter how good a replacement we think that we have, it won't have the same results.  Mixing stuff together might produce a funky potato-rabbit (with extra eyes) or YCO might be especially complex with polka dots, but you can't get omnipotence from weakness.  Today, let's go for the life.  Potato-Rabbits are unique, but they aren't God.

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