The first few months of the year are full of birthdays in our family. If you include extended family, it seems like we’re celebrating birthdays 2 or 3 times each month. With each celebration comes a lesson on thankfulness and contentment for our children. Before their special day, each child is continually asking for this or for that. And as their anticipation grows with each passing day, so does their wish list.
And then it happens. The party, the guests, the food, the games, and the presents. Everything is a blur. The kids enjoys their new toys for the next few days, but it won’t take long for them to ask for the next thing. She just received the Frozen doll figures, but now she wants the ice castle to go with it. He is happily playing with his Leapfrog Learning Pad, but now he wants an iPad. Where does it end?
Like our children, we will never be truly satisfied with the things in this world. We want the next new thing, but that just leaves us wanting more. Where does it end? It ends with the only One who can satisfy our souls.
“Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”