Let’s think of our lives as a “jar” and with that thought in mind, what would we want from that jar, how big of a jar, and what would we place in the jar?
First, think of the size and shape of the jar. We all want a big jar with a perfect shape and a color that would bring joy to our lives. But, are we promised a big jar? Some have very long lives, some have much shorter lives, and most are somewhere in between. And, we want a perfect shape. We don’t want to have disabilities, etc. We want everything to be “perfect” don’t we? And the color ... what would we want? What would bring us joy?
But, there is so much more to think of with this “jar.” What would we place in that jar? We would probably all say that the most important thing would be our families. Our families bring us much joy so we would want the jar to be filled with the enjoyment of our family. Children, grandchildren, and other relatives all add so much to our lives so we want to fill the jar with them.
And, how about friends? We all are blessed with friends that bring us such special joy as we spend time with them. How about a dinner with friends? Or maybe a short trip with friends that make the difference in our lives. We enjoy spending time with them. So we would like a long and healthy life enriched by our family and friends.
But, shouldn’t the most important thing in our “jars” be our relationship with Christ?
Let’s begin with asking Christ into our lives and thanking Him all the time for His great leadership and His love. Let’s seek to be close to Him in everything that we do, in every area of our lives.
Let’s claim the promise in Habakkuk 3:18, “Yes, I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” What a beautiful thought, that we can rejoice in the Lord all the time and we can live a joyful life with God as our Savior.
The foundation in our “jar” would be “Praise the Lord. Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting. Blessed be Your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessings and praise” Nehemiah 9:5.
Let’s fill our “jar” with God and His vast love!