We all go through the motions, the motions of life’s endless highs and lows. In the middle of it all, we search for that which fills the vacuum that we all carry in our soul.
We constantly, consciously or unconsciously, look and search to fill that vacuum. This material world offers us lots of “toys” that seem to fill it, but all is in vain.
Because the vacuum is left open by God to be filled by God Himself.
Augustine of Hippo writes: “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.” (from his famous and fantastic book, “Confessions” – I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to read about Augustine’s battles against sexual sin. It is so fascinating how brutally honest Augustine writes about his struggles. Mind you, he wrote Confessions in the first century! We can learn a lot from him.)
Yes, as St. Augustine said, we are made not only by God but also for God. God made us in a way that our soul can find rest in Him and be fully satisfied in Him alone.
Isn’t it then sad to see a man searching for meaning, purpose and pleasure in this life apart from God?
I’m sharing this beautiful Amharic song with you so it may spur your soul, as it did mine, on to remind your soul to disappear in His presence, the only presence that gives you and me peace, joy and rest. ///