Finding joy in your greatest possession
For all that is in the world – the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life – is not from the Father but is from the world.
–1 John 2:16
I’ll never forget one Christmas Day many years ago when one of my children, after opening up all of his presents, came to me and said, “Daddy, I’m bored!” There we were, wrapping paper everywhere, brand new toys all over the floor, and he played with them for about 30 minutes before he was bored!
Were living in a time when more is less. We have more to live with and less to live for than any other generation! One man said, “If I have everything, why is it that I’m so empty?” We have more than we’ve ever had, and yet people are restless, empty, always on the move, and always wanting more!
My son on Christmas morning is really no different than many adults with their toys today. They’ve got all their toys, but they’re ultimately feeling empty because they’ll never find true contentment in the things of the world. Materialism can never satisfy!
Don’t look for your joy in the things of the world. Instead, find your joy in Christ, because while the things of the world may gratify for a short time, Jesus is the only one who can truly satisfy.
INSTEAD OF FINDING YOUR HAPPINESS IN MATERIAL THINGS, FIND JOY IN CHRIST, WHO TRULY SATISFIES!