Chapter-a-Day Psalm 106

A childs wish list. He gave them exactly what they asked for— but along with it they got an empty heart. Psalm 106:15 (TM)

I received a lot of really cool things from my parents and grandparents when I was a child. I was particularly impressed with my Big Wheel, which I rode so much I wore a hole in the plastic tire. My folks upgraded me to a Schwinn Sting-Ray 5 speed bicycle with the banana seat that was also expecially cool. Scott Borg and I popped an infinite number of wheelies up and down Madison Avenue riding that bike. There was a train set which was unexpected and absolutely awesome.

There were also a lot of things on my wish list my parents chose not to get for me. The Sears Christmas catalog was, annually, dog-eared and tattered from paging back and forth making my exhaustive list of material desires. There were things for which I begged ceaselessly and ended up empty-handed. But, I was definitely not empty hearted.

Looking back, I now realize that the grestest gifts I received from my parents and grandparents were not material. The greatest gifts I received were intangible, yet priceless, values like love, honesty, integrity, hard work, hospitality, self-lessness and forgiveness. I hope that I have been as equally successful at filling my children's hearts more than their momentary desires.

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One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 106”

  1. 1-3 Hallelujah! Thank God! And why?
    Because he’s good, because his love lasts.
    Its really this simple. Love and thank God. We like to make spiritualize everything and set rules and repeat traditions. It can get very confusing and restricting at times. Love God because He’s good and His love lasts. Can’t be said about most people, right, so why waste energy trying to please them?

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