Five Senses

Posted on October 19, 2016 · Posted in Godward Orientation


Waterfall with trees and rocks in mountain in Autumn. From Pennsylvania Dingmans Falls.

Every day is an opportunity to be invested in something more than what our five senses tell us. More to the point, our senses fail to tell us what makes life worth living. Life lived for sensory input alone cannot deliver the spectacular promises that each sense evokes. Our eyes show beauty, our ears hear music, our tongues tempt of delicacies, aromas bring memories, our bodies long for warm embrace. With each sensual encounter we long for more, but satisfaction is only for the moment. Our senses lead us to wonder or fear, but can do no more.

Praise God that there is more to life than our senses offer. As wonderful as our senses are, they are not enough. It is the glory of God alone that transcends what we have to what is more. Christ lived for the glory of his Father. He kept the perfect balance. Paul’s words ring true:

If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied.

What are you living for?

Christ All Sufficient

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.