What’s Your Center?

“Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd told an interesting story concerning his first expedition to the South Pole.  He left his isolated hut one day for a brief trip of exploration, and then in a sudden blizzard he became hopelessly lost.  There was nothing to give him any sense of direction.  He had a long pole which he always carried to feel if there were any holes in the ice; so he stuck it in the snow and tied a scarf to it.  He said, ‘that was my center.  If I failed to find my hut, I could return to the center and try again.  Three times I tried and failed.  In the fourth attempt, I stumbled upon my hut.’  There must be a home port, a point of reference.  In mathematics it is found in the decimal point.  In language it is found in the basic rules of grammar.  In religion it is found in Christ.  Our standard comes from Him” (Leroy Brownlow, Sermon: The Christian Life).

Let us make Christ our center, our reference point.  Let us fix our eyes on Him (Hebrews 12:2).  Let us make Him the center of our lives (Philippians 1:21).  Let us follow Him (1 Corinthians 11:1).  If we do these things, we will never find ourselves hopelessly lost.

About Bryan Hodge

I am a minister and missionary to numerous countries around the world.
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