Pacifiers

Let the children come to me…..  Just this morning I heard a segment on how old is too old for a child to have a pacifier? The answer the celebrity gave to the critic who judged him for still allowing his 4 yr old to use a pacifier got me thinking about the ways in which we pacify ourselves when we are upset. I think many of us would agree that a tub of ice cream or a massive shopping spree isn’t the healthiest way to calm ourselves down. We know that these methods are only temporary and they certainly don’t solve any problems. Nevertheless we reach for them anyway. How long does it take us before we stop reaching for the temporary fix and learn to first seek out the eternal comfort of God’ grace, mercy and love?

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