Hello my friends! Are you settling into 2020 and finding all of the pieces coming together or do you perhaps have a piece that is not here? We have given the new year a week’s testing. Have you found it measuring up or lacking?
Our answers will be as varied as we all are. For some of us, this first week has been a delight. Bring on 2030! We are ready to see what this year holds. Others of us find fault with anything. Delight is found in complaining. Nothing ever brings joy. Do you know someone like that?
I have a friend who was constantly searching for something. There was a piece missing in his life, without whatever it was he could not be content. He tried hard to buy that piece.
Cars were always being upgraded and replaced in hopes that one would finally please him. Lexus, Jaguar, Porsche, and Mercedes Benz left him wanting. Automobiles that most of us only dream about owning weren’t good enough.
Adult “boy toys” were purchased. Boats, horses, helicopter, exotic dogs, and homes, but still there was something lacking. True happiness eluded him. He was a prominent professional with a high degree, but that did not satisfy him. A more prestigious career with additional majors was earned. Still no satisfaction was found. His hunt continued.
Yes, my friend was still looking for what would complete him. He had a wife, in fact he had gone through a few, and had children. Many people called him friend. What he didn’t have was Jesus.
Psalm 34:10b says “Those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
After trying everything else, he turned to the Lord. After a few Sundays at church he answered the pull on his heart. The ache and emptiness was gone. His half empty glass was now full. The missing piece had been found and he was now complete.
What about you? Do you feel like you are searching for something that is missing from your life? Are you yearning for something? Maybe that something is your Creator. We were made by and for Him.
If you don’t have a relationship with Him or know someone who needs Him, reach out in prayer. God will hear you. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.