This is a typical day at my back door. The dogs are always so desperate to go outside, they run around the backyard exactly one time and then back to the door to happily get inside. The cats mostly come and go as they please, but must have assistance, so the game goes all day to be at the door, begging to go in or out. It seems like everyone would be much happier if I left the door open for a few hours each morning, but that isn’t the case; they tend to avoid all that freedom. I am well aware it is all a game, and some days it makes me crazy.
But this morning I am reminded that I am so much like my pets, always wanting what I don’t have, grateful for mere seconds as I receive what I think I need, and then on to the next round of acrobatics to get more. I’m thankful for a God who doesn’t get tired of catching me at the door, eagerly pushing for the next big thing, when what I currently have is so much more than I deserve.
Now there is great gain in godliness with contentment, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world. 1 Timothy 6:6-7