From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
i have been trying to read this verse every single day for a little while. it’s so easy to get caught up in what other people have and comparing our lives to others. it makes me really sad to think of all the stuff i care about so much. i seriously have more than most people i know and i still want more all the time.
i once read a quote that said, “if you’re not happy with what you have, more of it won’t fix your problem”.
it’s so true. we have so much and we want so much more. maybe if we had more of the right stuff, we wouldn’t be so worried about accumulating more…
yesterday i was in target shopping for some random “needs” on my lunch break. i was looking at the electric toothbrushes. mine broke, and i thought i needed a new one. i was going back in forth in my head about how ridiculous it was that a new toothbrush would cost $119 when i started convincing myself i needed it. as i was trying to justify this purchase of a need a little girl ended up on the same isle with her mom and brother. this little girl, about 5 years old, made sure i could see her scar coming down from her neck area. she had clearly had some type of life-altering surgery that most likely made it possible for her to continue living. More importantly she kept smiling and telling her older brother “i love you dude” while i was debating what i needed at the time.
this really hit me hard. i have so much, but i always want so much more.
although i have a lot of nice things, this verse isn’t talking about the stuff i/we have. the verse in John is talking about salvation, love, life, friends, family, and every other good thing in our lives.
let’s realize how much we all truly have and share our message of hope and love with those in our lives…