More

Happy Friday! The sun is shining from where I am, though it’s a chilly 8*F. Linking up with Five Minute Friday…

 

There’s never enough. We always want more. But what is the ‘more’ we want and how can we come to terms with: what is want and what is need?

I try to imagine what it was like for Eve in the Garden. It was lush and life was easy. She had everything, and talked to God every day of her life. Possibly she was distracted that day she saw the tree. Or on seeing the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, she stared at it too long and her thoughts took over. Possibly Adam didn’t steer her away before Eve thought about how good that fruit could be.

Why did she want more? Just one more thing.

Generations later, we are still looking for more. When God is not only knowledge before us, but faith in our hearts, we know the ‘more’ is Him. We may follow him faithfully, but still struggle with wanting more.

Will we be a slave to wanting one more thing until we die? It doesn’t have to be so. I’m reminded of several women who gave their lives to help others. Amy Carmichael, Mother Theresa, Irena Sendler, and this morning I heard of another: Minnie Vautrin who taught in China during the Rape of Nanking. These were incredible women who trusted God above their own safety.

We are not all meant to be Mother Theresa or Minnie Vautrin, but we are all meant to help others. In this world we can’t get along without each other. No man or woman can make it on their own. We all need community.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “More

  1. You planted the seed for a sonnet.

    More, more, gimme more!
    More stuff, more life, more toys!
    I wanna live it all before
    I lose the capacity for joys.
    I’ve always feared outgrowing
    the ability to embrace
    the joyous, carefree knowing
    that life is full of grace.
    So I hid behind abundance
    and ducked behind the wall
    of stuff acquired to redundance,
    still I had to have it all.
    And now, near death, I find it odd;
    never knew all ’twas there in God.

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