Today I am in Iowa Falls, Iowa. On my morning walk I saw another interesting sign:
Having Jesus + Having Nothing = Having Everything
It made me think of the verse: “Christ is all, and in all” (Colossians 3:11). I like another translation which puts it this way: “Christ is everything.”
I have had the privilege of visiting many Christians in parts of the world where they have very little of this world’s comforts. It is always a joy to see their love for the Lord and their happiness and contentment in spite of circumstances and lack of bodily comforts. The Apostle Paul, who gave up so much to serve the Lord and to travel as a missionary and preach, could say, “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need” (Philippians 4:11-12). How good it would be if we could all learn to be that content with our lot in life, and find our full satisfaction in Christ alone!