Saturday, September 19, 2009
Contentment and genuine gratitude are two areas that I really struggle with. It's so easy to get bogged down with comfort and ease.
Several weeks ago Mr. Steady brought donuts home for breakfast and when they were all gone The Entertainer was searching the bag for more. When all he found at the bottom was snips of crumbs and bits of glaze he happily plunged his pudgy little hand into the bag and daintily dropped his treasure into his mouth. He came back over and over for whatever he could find.
As I watched him I wondered what my response would be if I wanted another donut and found only crumbs. I didn't have to wonder for very long because I already knew. I knew it wouldn't be pure glee as The Entertainer displayed. I would have been disappointed, and that disappointment would probably be accompanied by other feelings that would eventually lead to sin.
I caught a glimpse of the Little Children God desires us to be. He wants us to be content with what we have. Not to cry "foul" when we don't get what we think we deserve. Not to look around and see who got more than us or complain.
I want to learn to be content with the crumbs.