Focus on the Family is headquartered in Colorado Springs. When you visit the area and ask for directions, there’s a good chance you’ll hear something like this: “Head toward the mountains and take a right.”
Our city’s entire western border is the Rocky Mountains, and our crown jewel is America’s mountain – Pike’s Peak. Not only are the mountains beautiful, they’re how we locals find our way around here. You can always get to where you want to go by figuring out where you are in relation to the mountains.
Sailors used to find their way across vast, featureless oceans in a similar way. They calculated their location by tracking the stars in the sky. You probably do something similar where you live. You judge your location in relation to some sort of landmark – like a water tower or a tall building.
An unchanging, fixed point of reference can help you do a lot more than find your way around town. It can help you find your way through life, too. Everything about the world around you is changing. Constantly. You’re changing. Your family is changing. Society is changing. Even opinions about what’s right and wrong are often up for debate.
That’s a lot of upheaval and confusion. What should you do?
Head toward the mountains. You steady yourself in a world of confusion by anchoring yourself in values that are eternal and unchanging.
On our Focus on the Family Broadcast “What We Believe,” author and storyteller Frank Peretti is sharing fascinating aspects of God’s character and explaining how those Truths serve as our fixed point of reference.
He also explains why that matters. Without moral absolutes to guide us, rules are made by whoever can rally the most votes, gain the most political power, buy the most TV time for commercials, gather the most marchers, or shout the loudest. Hitler did it. Mao did it. Pol Pot did it.
Without a fixed point of reference, truth and morality fall before raw power.
Also, for an in-depth examination of Christian truth I recommend The Truth Project, a DVD-based small group curriculum comprised of 13 one-hour lessons taught by Dr. Del Tackett. Each lesson is great for a home Bible study, discussing in great detail the relevance and importance of living the Christian worldview in daily life. For more information, visit our website or give us a call at 1-800-A-FAMILY (232-6459).