Tradition has it that when there’s a birthday cake with candles, the birthday person makes a wish before blowing the candles out. That wish is something that they want more than anything. Maybe something out of reach, something unattainable but something grand nonetheless. It’s a fun tradition, but I wonder how many wishes come true. I’m sure a sweet sixteen wish would be a new car. It’s typical but not realistic for most teens. For most children, December means making a list of the things wanted that are not every day items. Most parents have to save up all year to buy something big like bicycle, computer, etc. It breaks my heart when children are disappointed, when their dreams cannot come true. After several broken hearts, I’ve come to realize and believe that there is nothing in this world that should be wanted more than anything. Matthew 6:33 tells us “seek first his kingdom, and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well”. I want to put my hope and dreams in God alone so He can take care of the rest.