When a father abandons his child at an early age it can have devastating consquences. For some, like this man, it can lead to a life driven by the deseparate desire to keep people happy at any cost in order to prevent the experience of being abandoned from happening again.
But the desire to keep people happy at all costs has a price of it's own. Even the wildest, or the "richest" way of life ends unfulfilled and empty, devoid of meaning. Dreams of a happy family and loving friendships remain elusive as well.
When all hope seemed gone and at his lowest place, God gave this man hope that he could be more than he thought he ever could be. When he opened the Bible -- to his amazement -- it spoke to his situation, right where he was.