During the collectibles craze of the late 1980s, I realized that if my brother and I hadn’t opened his original Star Wars toys, they would have been worth tens of thousands of dollars! That’s why, when Star Wars released a new line of figures in the early 90s, I bought them by the dozens, stored them carefully in boxes, and waited for the riches to come rolling in. Apparently, however, I wasn’t the only kid investing in action figures. The market was flooded with collectors like me, increasing supply and decreasing demand. Decades later, after moving my collection multiple times, I sold the entire lot at a garage sale for a shamefully low price. Despite my audacious dreams, those toys weren’t worth the hype.
Life is a lot like that. When you’re little, you assume that getting your own car or setting your own bedtime or making five figures will produce instant happiness. Even as we age, we assume marriage, having kids, or retiring will be all we need; but earthly blessings rarely live up to the hype.
Thankfully, our God is better than anything this world offers. Jeremiah wrote, “[God’s] compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22,23). As the years go by, our spiritual investment in God only increases in value. Every morning adds to his mercy, and every evening adds to his faithfulness.
Friend, you will never regret the time you spend thinking about God. In a world of uncertain investments, our eternal Father is absolutely worth the hype.