If one were to pick up the newspaper or turn on the TV or surf the internet, one would maybe think that Christmas is just around the corner. It may be that there is more on sale after Christmas than there was before Christmas. Even for those who had a blessed and wonderful Christmas and thought they were satisfied on December 25, all of the advertising draws one to ponder what else one might need.
I wrote ‘need’ but really should have used ‘want’ instead. When we are stuck on focusing on what we want too much then contentment becomes elusive. Yes, it is difficult to be still and quiet amidst all the noise, yet God is still very present and is still seeking our presence.
The psalmist reminds us to sing out to God our thanksgiving, to see Him at work in the rising of the sun and the falling of the rain. God delights in those whose hope is in Him. Today may we get so lost in singing our praises to God that we become lost in Him, so that the noise of this world fades away and He is all we have left.
Psalm 147: 7-14