In a Peanuts comic strip Lucy is speaking with Linus at the base of a hill. She says, “Someday I’m going over that hill and find the answer to my dreams…Someday I’m going over that hill and find hope and fulfillment. I think, for me, all the answers to life lie beyond these clouds and over the grassy slopes of that hill!”
Linus removes his thumb from his mouth, points toward the hill, and responds: “Perhaps there’s another little kid on the other side of that hill who is looking this way and thinking that all the answers to life lie on this side of the hill.” Lucy looks at Linus, then turns toward the hill and yells, “Forget it, kid!”
It seems that at times we are like Lucy – thinking that contentment is always just over the hill. Comment, though, is always close at hand. Paul realized this, saying “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me” (Phil. 4:11-13).
Contentment is not just over the hill – contentment is right before us if we will put our hope, trust, and faith into action through faithful obedience to Christ.
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