I watched the Apple Event. I fiddled with my cracked, scarred, and beat up iPhone 6 as I watched. I pondered if my present phone was jealous … or elated that he could finally be put to rest.
And I enjoyed the presentation for the 11. But what was it about the 11 Pro that drew me to her. (Why is it that I refer to my present phone – broken and botched – as a he, and the one I desire as a she?)
So, the 11 Pro has the camera with telescopic options, the stronger glass, and a sweet nighttime green. A green that makes me green (See what I did there?) But is it worth the $400 additional cost? I am thrilled Apple has lowered the new entry phones cost. Though it doesn’t have enough memory for me.
Desires. Wants. Needs.
For you it may not be the phone. It may be a car, a new outfit, shoes, vacay, or __________? You fill in the blank. It will make us better, more satisfied, and more appreciated by others as they notice our newest acquisition. Or will it?
In a few years, or months, the next big thing will come along. The not too long ago viewed shiny bauble of an iPhone 6 is now ready to be laid aside. And yes, I held on to it way too long. Though some of my friends here still are hanging on to their iPhone 4! But the point is we often exchange the joy of the Lord for the faux gold of the world. We desire, collect, and cherish piles of ‘things’ that will eventually leave us unsatisfied, and in the end, emptier than when we begun.
But there is something greater, something which is to be sought after, something to search for and to enjoy without it ever losing its luster. It is all that which the Lord provides.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.
In the words of some wise men, the chief end of man is glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
I will get the new iPhone, maybe not the extreme edition; but I need a new phone.
But may my heart, and yours, forever find satisfaction only in the Creator, not the created.