Thursday, December 17, 2015

Empty people

We are in a world of empty people 
looking for something to fill them

All of us are aware of the emptiness  

We all feel it

and we try to fill it with noise
with activity
with people
with entertainment
with anything.... we don't feel the emptiness.

But it's still there

It doesn't go away
because our souls aren't satisfied
with the things we fill it with.

Things don't satisfy
they don't fill the emptiness
It doesn't last...

The emptiness rages on

So we add new things to fill it...
alcohol, drugs, movies, anything!

But we are empty still

And so depression, resignation sets in

We give up because nothing we try works

Nothing fills the emptiness


....and then, somehow we discover
that the one who made us 
made the emptiness for Him to fill

The emptiness is only filled by the maker

by God

He designed us with the emptiness and filled it himself
but we decided we wanted to fill it with something else...

...but nothing else works

There is only one thing that will fill the emptiness in us....


When I think of the greatness of this great plan I fall on my knees before God the Father (from whom all fatherhood, earthly or heavenly, derives its name), and I pray that out of the glorious richness of his resources he will enable you to know the strength of the spirit’s inner re-inforcement—that Christ may actually live in your hearts by your faith. And I pray that you, firmly fixed in love yourselves, may be able to grasp (with all Christians) how wide and deep and long and high is the love of Christ—and to know for yourselves that love so far beyond our comprehension. May you be filled though all your being with God himself! Ephesians 3:19 (J.B. Phillips)

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