Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fill the Whole Hole

“There’s a God shaped hole in all of us
And the restless soul is searching
There’s a God shaped hole in all of us
And it’s a void only he can fill”

These are words from a contemporary Christian group called Plumb. Plumb’s music deals a lot with going from dark to light. To paraphrase the lead singer, “…I want people to know that the hard times, just like a piece of coal, can be turned into a diamond.”

We set our sights on so many things that, until it’s nearly too late, we don’t realize really don’t matter. We have a hole and we want to fill it – with TVs, cars, clothes, toys … stuff. We have dark moments and we want to fill them – with drugs, alcohol, escape.

A quick Bible search on the internet turns up no less than 257 verses answering to the word “fill”. From Genesis through Revelation people are filled with awe, wisdom, fear, compassion skill and yes, the Spirit of God and the Holy Spirit. A favorite verse comes from Paul’s letter to the Romans chapter 15 verse 13; May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Let us fill our emptiness with what is offered from above so that our lives will be a God shaped WHOLE.

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