Frenzied Joy

Abundance was the only word to describe Christmas dinner at Gran and Gramps. We children anticipated the feast for weeks, but a fraction of time after sitting down to the table and saying grace, the main course was all but digested. That’s what happens when twenty or more relatives scrape potato bowls clean; decorate a lip or two with a midge of yam and do a disappearing act on at least eleven other vegetables. With the turkey all gone, we’d sop up the last of Mom’s gravy with a slice of Gran’s homemade bread. It was time for dessert.

How is it possible that something we looked forward to so long was over in a split second? That’s how long our life lasts too. Just a split second and on the timeline of eternity, we are gone to our reward. Why do we rush through the enjoyable things of life? Why is this Christmas season such a frantic gallop through malls and shops? Why do we gobble the special meal that took someone several days to prepare? Why do we rip the wrapping off our gifts with such frenzy? For that matter why do we gallop all year?

Why indeed.

Ecclesiastes 5:19- Every man also to whom God hath given riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of God (KJV).

Prayer: Lord, help us be content with what we have and enjoy it for all it is worth….In Christ. Amen.

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