We are privileged to have “box seats” to an amazing race (rat race?). One moment the race is happening, life is moving on at a crazy unbelievable pace, the noise/roar of the racing engines is beyond bearable (yet sometimes not even noticed). Then IT happens. Sometimes it happens as if in slow motion, and at other times, it happens at break neck speed. A collision of 2 entities that were powered by different fuels, who may be heading in opposing directions, who may have had very different destinations. It happens, and it is a ugly beautiful event. In fact, we facilitate these collisions, and I like to watch.
It’s a collision that happens between…
- The “wealth” of Americans crashing into the “wealth” of Haitians.
- The “poverty” of Americans crashing into the “poverty” of Haitians.
- The “poverty” of Haitians crashing into the “wealth” of Americans.
- The “wealth” of Haitians crashing into the “poverty” of Americans.
How do we define wealth and poverty? Who is more wealthy? Who is more impoverished? We have found this very difficult to answer.
A question…. It is the PRESENCE/WEALTH of what that produces JOY/SATISFACTION?
The presence (wealth) of something brings joy and satisfaction. The only presence that will bring true wealth and satisfaction, is Jesus. It is not all the other things that we could create and/or potentially find on this earth. This earth is dry and void of any soul satisfying “thing/person/presence”.
Psalm 63:1 – O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.