Same Circumstance Very Different Streams


Return, Revive, Repair, Restore

Back in May of 2009 the animated movie UP us released. My family loves this movie, which admittedly begins on a sour note, as up_los_globos_rojos_amarillos_y_azules_f1fc48c2db5b3ff79e1af55011Mr. Fredrickson’s (the old guy) wife has recently died. Shortly thereafter Mr. Fredrickson meets Russel (the little boy). Russel, who begins as the old man’s worst nightmare, becomes the old man’s best friend. The image to the right clearly shows two characters in the same circumstances with two very different emotional reactions. Russel looks at every new horizon as an adventure to be explored with joy. Mr. Fredrickson looks at every new circumstance with cynicism, and contempt whining about how it will prolong his drive towards his goal. In these two characters we see two very different emotional streams from the same circumstances. Lets look at the stream of “joy” from a biblical context.

Joy is a word that we believers are not only to understand…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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