My family & I have had the privilege of living in America. We should give thanks that God has allowed us to live in America, “for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain, for the purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain” (YouTube: America the Beautiful); we should give thanks, especially for the time being, we are free to proclaim the name of Jesus Christ.
Depending on your circumstances, depending on the crowds you hang around with, depending on your political persuasion, you can be looked on as a fool for believing in a God who has a particular disliking of making any false likeness of anything, anyone, including Himself as god.
I have an instance back when I was in college as I had a skillful drawing of a muscular Jesus Christ on a cross, bloody from His head to great pools of blood on the ground, with 2 inch spikes through His bloody wrists & feet. And don’t forget His crown of thorns with His blood pouring down His face. Even my failure to describe this drawing in its full detail, it still haunts me as to what my Savior had to go through to purchase salvation for all human kind. It doesn’t matter past, present, or future until Jesus Christ comes back hear on earth. Yet, I only had it 2-3 weeks, & then it hit me like a ton of bricks. “NO GRAVEN IMAGE! I can’t work in you if you have that sculptured image of Me on your wall,” as I was listening to that clear small voice of Jesus (Acts 17:29 ESV). Immediately I took it down.
“What does that have to do with the topic of satisfaction especially here during Christmas time here in America,” you may be asking? Well, during this Christmas time, don’t get caught up in all the hub-bub of this season like singing Christmas songs not “knowing” the words you are singing, or that you so hate the commercialization of Christmas that you loose the joyfullness of what God’s true gift for you this Christmas (John 17:3).