What will fill this hole?
Who will find the missing word?
What will fill up this void in my heart?
For you, O King, I was made.
Today’s Scripture: John 1:3; 15:4-5, Jeremiah 10:23
Jesus is the One who makes all the difference. I always try to wonder what a life without salvation or intimacy with God would look like, especially as we grow older, understand better, and encounter real-life situations. If I were to imagine in one Word, the word would be: EMPTY.
I have learnt in my own life, and also observed in the lives of others that each one of us has what I call a ‘God-gap’ on the inside of us, placed there by God Himself. In junior school, we had English lessons where we were told to ‘Fill in the gap’. A sentence was never complete until we filled in that gap. Sometimes, we are given options to choose from, but if we choose the wrong option, we miss the mark.
My life and your life is like that sentence, void of a right word. And the mistake we make is that we attempt to fill that hole with something or someone which/who is not GOD. Then what? We turn out to be EMPTY, missing the mark.
In Proverbs 27:7, the Bible says “A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry.” We were all created to worship something or someone. Every man on earth has that longing; there is a seeming abyss in each one of us crying out to worship, and this is one of the reasons we have many religions around the world. We all subconsciously know this truth.
When we do not give God first place, we automatically give first place to other things or other people. However, neither wealth nor sex, neither alcohol nor drugs can fit into that Jesus-shaped hole on the inside of us. The sooner we realise this, the better for us.
Prayer: Dear God, I choose You. I refuse to worship other gods or the trivial things of this world. You alone deserve my worship and to you alone I give all my worship.