Thursday, August 23, 2018

Ultimate Satisfaction

In the 1960’s, Peggy Lee sang a song with a very bleak outlook on life. It’s title? “Is That All There Is?” 

The refrain says it all:

Is that all there is 
Is that all there is
If that's all there is my friends, then let's keep dancing
Let's break out the booze and have a ball
If that's all there is

Sound familiar? Apart from Christ, life is bleak. That’s because the satisfaction offered by the world is elusive. C.S. Lewis said it this way, “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”

He’s right! There’s joy, but no lasting joy in this world. There’s peace, but it isn’t long-lived either. What you get most from the world is despair. The world’s offerings will fall short every time. That’s because things down here rot and decay.

Jesus said it so beautifully, ““Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal” [Matthew 6.19-20].

That’s where you’ll find ultimate satisfaction.

You open Your hand; You satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145.16

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