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Something is Missing


Do you ever have that feeling that something’s missing in your life? An uneasy sense that you are not complete?

C. S. Lewis gave explanation for this feeling when he said, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in the world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.” And, we hear in Ecclesiastes that “God has planted eternity in the human heart” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

It turns out that unlike a missing ingredient in a homemade spaghetti sauce or a missing brick in a wall, our sense of incompleteness is not to be filled with something found in this world. We were made for eternity and for heavenly glory. Not until we see Jesus face-to-face will we feel complete. 

So, what do we do when we have that feeling? First, we should thank God for that feeling and turn our thoughts to being united with Christ and the splendor that awaits us in paradise. That feeling should inspire us to pray for and work for the coming of the Kingdom. 

How about the next time you can’t find that matching sock or the last piece to a jigsaw puzzle, rather than becoming frustrated because something’s missing, you raise your eyes to heaven and think of the glory that awaits!






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