Whatever Is True — 21-02-18

Did you know the North Pole is moving? Or more accurately, the magnetic North Pole is moving. You see the actual North Pole is in a different place than where a compass points. A compass points to magnetic North, not true North. People have known this for years. Navigators compensate for this difference to calculate the direction to true North.

Now, however, magnetic North is moving west at the unprecedented speed of 55 kilometers per year. This forces navigators to adjust their calculations when using a magnetic compass. They must understand the drift so they can still find true North.

True North can also talk about our direction in life. No, not traveling to the North Pole, but finding the right path in life. A path to a full life that is ethically achieved. Yet we face the same challenges that navigators face, namely our references keep drifting.

You see, our culture keeps changing the definition of right and wrong. It lures us toward things that look good, but will never satisfy. If we do not understand this drift, we will never find our “true North.”

That’s why so many people follow the teaching of Jesus. His definition of right and wrong never changes. His guidance on a fulfilling life has worked for centuries. He has helped millions find their “true North.”

Where is your life headed? Be aware of the drifting norms of culture. You will never find your true North unless you have a good reference, namely Jesus.

Trevor Nace, “Earth’s Magnetic North Pole Has Officially Moved (Toward Russia),” Forbes, December 17, 2019, https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2019/12/17/earths-magnetic-north-pole-has-officially-moved-toward-russia/?sh=27ebb179201f

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