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The Clarendon Press, May 17, 1973 Page 8 Religious Thoughts Does your life have a purpose? One of today's greatest prob- lems is the purposelessness of human existence. Are you one of those who is saying, "I just can't see any reason for my being. What am I for? DoI really have any reason for living?" Our modern civilization with its punch card and computeriz- ed systems has contributed to this depersonalization of indi- viduals. It is hard to attach much importance to a number in somebody's computer. Individuals aren't needed because macMnes do all of the work. Then there is that fellow who likes to think of himself as just an animal and the descendant of one. I seriously doubt that the lower species would claim kin to us if they had a say about it. This feeling of despair on the part of multitudes of people is the result of a society that has depersonalized people and put the major importance on things and secular achievements. The problem is the depersonalization of the human person which destroys the integrity and dignity of humanpersonality. Individuals like to feel that they are needed and that they are .... somebody. In fact, you must feel this in order to hope for a brighter tomorrow. Today's culture, however, economy, edu- cation, and sometimes even religion tells you that you are nobody. Thiscausespeopletoexclaim,"Iwishthat I had never been born," or "Sometimes I wish that I was dead." In God's Book you are somebody. You are created by the loving hand of the Almighty in His own image. As a result of this, you bear the visage oftheAlmighty.Just think about that for a moment. The Bible says that you are God's special handiwork, the crown of His creation. You were created with dignity and honor and crowned with glory. You have the spe- cial privilege of an audience with the King of the Universe by Just lifting to Him your voice or your thoughts wherever you may be. God says, "I love youW He said it awful loud, so that the entire world for alltimecould hear it. His Son, Jesus Christ, died for you on a cross that you might live forever if you will trust Him. In God's Book you are morethan an animal; you are not just a number on an index card in the filing cabinet, but a real live person with a name. God knows your name. He knows exactly how tall you are. He has numbered the very hairs of your head. He has set the number of the months and years of your life. He made you for a purpose. Your existence has reason and purpose behind it. You are not some lost cell wondering in the great void of space. God knows you and knows where you are right now. He knows your very thoughts and the intent of your mind. You were created to love God and live and move and have your being in Him. IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIlllllllllll The Bible tells us that we can miss God's purpose for our lives (Rom. 3:23). The illustration used Is that of an archer who fits an arrow to his bow, lets fly, and misses the target completely. God tells you that you have missed the target that He set for your life. You have missed the goal and pur- pose for your existence. Find God's perfect will for your life and you will be happy. Realize that God made just you spe- cial. Seek the Lord and His purpose for your existence and you will find the happiness you long for. You are importantI You are special to God! GOd made youl He wants you to love Him, and in loving Him, and serving Him, you will find peace and happiness. You will discover the integrity and dignity of your own life.You will find a rea- son beyond yourself for living. You will find a purpose for you as large as the Universe in which you live. Why not be- lieve it? Why not try it?Just letgo and let God have your life! You are a very special person to Him. C0000amb rlai Mot . AL BOLTON, left, of Sherwood Shores, displays a 3 pound, 10 ounce crappie fish which he caught Wednesday morning on Greenbelt Lake. Tufty Reynolds looks on. This is the lake record for a crappie, Fishing is excellent on Greenbelt Lake now. (Press Photo by Will Lowe) Charles Speed services set Graveside services for Homer Charles Speed, 51, of 2042-A Hughes, who died about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Northwest Tex- as Hospital, wtllbeatlOa.m. ThursdayinCiarendonCeme .... for the finest selection tery. A native of Clarendon, Mr. Speed came to Amarillo in 1950. He formerly worked for E. L. Speed & Son Construction Co., thebUt was distributor and dealer for Auto Air Wholesale Co. atHetimewasOfa veteranhiS death.of World War II. of GM cars :in this area Survivors include his wife, June Ruth; three sons, Chuck and Mark, both of Corpus Christi and Richard of the family home; two sisters, Mrs. Gene Morton of Longview and Mrs. Betty White of Tulsa; and five grandchildren. .a .a IIIIIIIIIMIMIIIll Mrs. Steve Land graduated from West Texas State Uni- versity Saturday at the Civic Center in Amarillo. She was among 900 graduates from WTSU. Mrs. Land received her Bachelor of Science degree in education. She will reside with her husband in Canyon. She plans to teach. She is the former Deborah McAnear of Clarendon. Mrs. Catherine Hagar of Amarillo, Mrs. Belle Smallwood, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. McAnear and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Todd were all Sunday dinner guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie McAnear and children, Todd and Jennifer. 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