Have you ever experienced something and thought, “Wow! It doesn’t get any better than this!”?
No, I am not talking about the obvious things in life that cannot be beat, like a great marriage, having children, getting your dream job, etc. Rather, I am talking about those rare moments when something completely unexpected makes your day.
That rare event can even be something seemingly simple. For example, the other day my wife bought me a Reese’s Outrageous candy bar. I ate the candy bar, experiencing the greatest conglomeration of gifts one can possibly experience with his taste buds.
Then, I saw a bald eagle fly across the road at our church property. No joke!
Seriously, how often do you eat the greatest thing you have ever eaten and then see the coolest bird on the planet – the symbol of American freedom?!?!
Furthermore, the eagle kept flying by my office window throughout the afternoon. If only I had a whole bag of those candy bars! But, Tuesday afternoon, October 9, 2018, is an afternoon I shall never forget!
Now, in all seriousness, what if I required Reese’s Outrageous candy bars and bald eagles every day for joy and satisfaction? What if my greatest love was for those moments? Well, life would be pretty discouraging (Or, I would be a big, fat man eating candy bars in a nature reserve somewhere).
God created us to find our ultimate joy and satisfaction in Him. He created us to love and cherish Him above all others. If we place anyone or anything above the Lord on the throne of our hearts’ devotion, we will be severely disappointed.
Tomorrow morning during our worship service with Richland Baptist Church, I will be preaching on “The Love of Discipleship” from Mark 12:28-44. While you will be able to listen to the message HERE Sunday afternoon, my challenge to you today is the make sure that you love God above all else and that you love your neighbor as yourself. This can only be done, though, when you place your faith in Jesus Christ, asking Him to make you right with God and change your life forever.
Reese’s Outrageous are amazingly delicious. Bald eagles are beautiful to behold. But, don’t settle only for things created when you can know and walk with the Creator.