Friday, March 7, 2014

A Picture Worth A Thousand Words

Yes, this picture is a cartoon but it characterizes so much of what is wrong with our society.  We think we need things to be happy.  We need a nice home, comfortable bed, wide-screen television, iPhones, etc. to be happy and content. However, since most people feel they need all these things, they are missing out on the true treasures of life. 

Whoever drew this picture understands the true riches in life...a family defined God's way: a mother, a father, and children.  It has been in the last 50 years in America where we have forgotten this and decided women needed to leave the homes so we could have more stuff, fewer children, lonelier children, and more divorces.

Most families in the past grew up in small homes with lots of children.  Sure life was hard but isn't it still hard in different ways?  God never said you had to be rich or financially stable to have children.  He didn't say you needed a nice house and lots of bedrooms to have children.  He didn't even say you had to have a job that made a lot of money to have children.  He says that the man who has a quiver full is the blessed man.

Therefore, if you love the Lord and seek Him, you love and serve others, and you work hard at whatever your hands find to do, you will be in very good Hands.  God is our provider. He owns the cattle on a thousand hills.  If we have food and clothing, we are to be content.

Yes, this is just a cartoon picture but I love everything it symbolizes: 
marriage, children, and contentment.

Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all 
these things shall be added unto you.
Matthew 6:33