Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Face of Addiction

A couple Sunday's ago, our pastor Keith was talking about worship. He made the point that when you worship other things besides God, you can actually become like what you worship. And if what you worship isn't God, then you are going to become a cheap imitation of what you were truly destined to be.

There are lot's of things people worship...celebrities, money, stuff, cars, our families, and even addictions. Anything that takes first place in our lives.

On a humorous note, I have been seeing this played out in our home this week. One of our boys has a serious addiction, and I just happened to catch him in the act this morning. So here it is, an addiction documented:

Notice one paci in the mouth is not enough...

For a little guy with a little hand, he can hold a big fist full of paci's!

Psalm 115:1-8 1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. 2 Why do the nations say, "Where is their God?" 3 Our God is in heaven; he does whatever pleases him. 4 But their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men. 5 They have mouths, but cannot speak, eyes, but they cannot see; 6 they have ears, but cannot hear, noses, but they cannot smell; 7 they have hands, but cannot feel, feet, but they cannot walk; nor can they utter a sound with their throats. 8 Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them.


sarah p said...

those pictures are hilarious! how in the world is he holding all of those?

you should get him a little bag to hold them all. =)

Amy said...


Didn't Seth LOVE his paci's too? These are funny pictures! He is a little possessive of the ol' pa-pa (SIlas calls them pa-pa's)

Lesli said...

I am glad that Elijah is not the only one. We have bought probably 20 paci's, out of the fear that one day we might not be able to find one. He is obsessed as well. We figured it is not the time to take them away as his world is rocked with Ezra around!!

Jeff says "Stop being an enabler. and he should get a 1-2-5 for obsessive/compulsive"!!

Karah said...

AWESOME awesome pictures. I totally laughed out loud!!!!!!!

julia d. hull said...

Ooops...here's the post I really meant to leave my comment on...

Ok, THAT IS SO FUNNY! I love these pictures with Seth and ALL these pacifiers!!!