Writer Amy Simpson told a story a lot of us can relate to when she declared, “Blessed are the Unsatisfied.” She explained that for most of her childhood, her family was living in poverty, depending on food pantries, public assistance, and expired food. Her mother was ill, and Amy and her siblings had to shoulder a lot more responsibility for the family than most children do. When she grew up, got a college education, a good job, and a happy family, she thought she would feel satisfied. When she wasn’t, she was confronted with the truth that we were not made to be satisfied with a fallen and broken world. We will always hunger for more, and this hunger is what pushes us to place our hope in the future redemption of the world (Amy Simpson, “Blessed are the Unsatisfied,” Christianity Today, February 8, 2018).
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