Meaning by David Rawley

Meaning?     In the cartoon, the sweating rock climber has finally scaled the mountain to get to the swami sitting on the pinnacle looking out over a vast panorama.  The wise man is sitting cross legged with a turban on his head and a peaceful look on his face. The climber can barely wait to ask his burning question. “So, what is the meaning of life?”  The little man gazes back with sad eyes and says, “I don’t know.  The computer is down!”  HA HA  What a let down for that enthusiastic seeker!  “I don’t know… computer is down.”  Who does know?  How do they know?


Justified by David Rawley


     Each spring as I plant my garden, I marvel.  The power of the sun, soil and rain to transform a dry seed into a flourishing green plant is mind boggling.  The potential is in the seed and the power is in the soil.  I have nothing whatsoever to do with it.  Except…Except one tiny part and without my tiny part, none of the miracle would happen.  I place the seed into the ground.  Not much.  And yet, it is everything!  My action is sheer faith.  I cannot make the seed sprout or grow.  But unless I provide that one key act of faith, no seed will sprout anyway.  So my action is negligible yet necessary.  What an object lesson of faith and righteousness!  The New Testament says, “Since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:1).