Rumor has it that Apple will release their highly anticipated iPhone 5 later this month. Online search traffic for "iPhone 5" has recently skyrocketed as there is already much speculation over what it will look like, how fast it will run, what new capabilities it will have, and how it will differ from the previous iPhone generations. On September 21st, Apple stores across the nation will be slammed with customers waiting in line for hours to get their hands on the newest Apple creation. Many will even discard their "outdated" iPhone 4s (released in October 2011) in order to have the newest version of the beloved smart phone.
You may be counting down the days until September 21st, or you may not even own a cell phone, but all of us know that feeling - that feeling of always wanting the next big thing. For some it's technology, for some it's fashion, for some it's property, for some it's popularity, but for all it's a feeling of dissatisfaction and discontentment.
The Lord calls his followers to be satisfied in him alone. He asks, "Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live..." (Isaiah 55:2-3). True life is only found when our souls are deeply satisfied in him.
The iPhone 5 will only satisfy until the iPhone 6 is released. The things of this world are fleeting and unworthy of our affections. This is why Christ commands us, "Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" (Matthew 6:19-21).