My 6 year old goes through phases of really wanting certain toys. We try to only buy toys at Christmas and birthdays so those events seem set apart and special. However, if he wants to use his own money he can after he waits 24 hours to contemplate his purchase.

One day this fall we were talking about this phenomenon of wanting things and what the source of it is. I said, what I’ve found is that we always want something but once we get it we often find ourselves less than satisfied in a short time and we want something different and better. He agreed that he really wanted his Bruder trucks but now he wished he had the money for expensive remote control cars. I shared some things I periodically wanted and it didn’t make sense to him…the version I had seemed fine. So we talked about perspective. What is cool to me is different than what is cool to him.

Eventually, we came to the point…why do people want something new all the time? What hole are they trying to fill? It’s that God spot. That God shaped hole inside of everyone that longs to be filled. We all have it. We all seek to fill it. Sometimes with stuff, people, money, busy work, the list could go on and on.

So we buy that something and it satisfies us for a moment and then it passes and we want something else. And so life goes…

But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can find that security in the One who loves us right where we are. There is One who says if we drink from His cup we will never thirst again. And though it’s so difficult for our earthly mind to comprehend…if we listen to our souls longing we would know it’s true.

Just open His Book…I like to start in John…see what you think…

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