Monday, December 27, 2021


 I was reading an article the other day of a couple who, post retirement, were moving out of the home in which they had lived for decades to move to a smaller house.  The gentleman told of the process of deciding what to keep and what to give away or throw away.  He said that in the process he realized he had something he never knew he had...enough.

I could immediately understand what he meant.  That dawning came to me when we first started backpacking.  Carrying everything you need on your back for several days causes one to separate what is needed from what is wanted.  While there were a few "wanted" items which made it into my backpack, mostly what comprised my twenty-five pound pack weight were necessary items.  I learned that I could easily go without many things which previously I might have considered absolutely necessary.  I realized it is possible for "enough" to be comprised of so much less than I thought.

In truth, for those who have trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ, there is only one thing that comprises "enough" and that is Him.  We can lose all else, but as long as we have Him we will have love, peace, joy, goodness, longsuffering, gentleness, meekness, temperance and faith.  He alone is all we need for every moment of every day, including the dark nights and the sunny afternoons.

Trust in the Lord always, for having Him we have all.

"For in Him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the Head of all principality and power."

Colossians 2:9-10

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