Thursday, November 25, 2010

Is He Enough?

Have you ever eaten your favorite food so often that you became sick of it? Have you ever had a good friend who became just plain annoying after you had to be with them for an extended length of time?

We all have. Because of our experiences, we as humans have trouble believing that any material thing, any good thing, any emotion, or any pleasure, will last forever.  We know from experience that no one thing will ever fulfill us, so we go from one thing to another, trying to find something that will last. Quite simply, no good thing in this world lasts forever, including our own lives. And so, when it comes to God, we do not come expecting to be satisfied- we are so used to having to move from one thing to another in order to find something that will fill us. It seems like eternal restlessness has been built into people. We face the reality that nothing in all the earth can quench our innate thirst for that “something” we have yet to find. So we search for that “something” in status, riches, food, drink, relationships- the list is endless. But we do not find it there. We feel that our emptiness is a mortal wound, and so we search fruitlessly for the cure. 

We do not think to find the grand paradox- we do not see the reality that to be the least is to be the greatest. The highest place is at the feet of the King of Kings. We are rich when we sell our filthy rags to gain the Pearl of great price (Matt 13:44-45). When we realize that we are starving, we find that true food is the Bread of Life (John 6:35). True drink flows from the Fountain of Living Water (John 4:13-14). A fulfilling and lasting relationship is found as the child (Gal 3:26-27), the slave (Rom 6:18), and the bride (Eph 5:25-27), of the Father (1 John 3:1), the Master (Matt 6:24), and the Bridegroom (Is 54:5) of our souls!

There is one thing in all the universe that will fully satisfy: his name is Jesus Christ.

There is no searching in Christ- there is no restlessness. His love does not grow tired, stale, or cold. His love is an ever-consuming fire with no beginning and no end. His eternal attributes; his justice, wrath, mercy, and grace are immeasurable.  His thoughts are higher than we could fathom. 

His power is enough to tear down the mountains and empty the seas. He could shake the stars from the heavens as easily as a child's breath could scatter a cloud of dandelion seeds.

Do not turn again to worldly things in the fear that God is not enough. Banish the reflex of ascent, instead resting in Him, "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Phil 4:7 Search and test Him. Plumb the unsearchable depths of His nature and be in awe. Be filled and amazed! Be lost in the worship of His glory. Drown in the spring which will never run dry.

Whom have I in heaven but you?
   And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
   but God is the strength of my heart
   and my portion forever. 
(Psalm 73:25-26)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks I needed to hear that tonight, when i have lost so much faith in the world. Im trying to remind myself that god knows all, but it's hard.