The Right, the Wrong, and the Real

I've got it all...

 

 

and 

 

 

I'm not satisfied. 

 

Successful business. Adoring wife. Two healthy kids. A house. Two cars. 

Ecclesiastes 3 — "9 What gain has the worker from his toil? 10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. 12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; 13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God's gift to man."

There will never be enough money. My wife will never fulfill me, and I will never have enough time with her in this life. I cannot spend enough time with my kids. Work will always disappoint. 

 

 

 

 

It's only in the emptiness that we find fulfillment. 

 

 

 

 

When we realize there is no salvation for our fragmented hearts. No drink, food, exercise, title, or status will salve our itch. Sex will not quench our thirst. 

We wander like ghosts longing for a home finding sawdust and sand, longing for water. 

A fragile existence wrapped in eternity.

 

If you want to know the truth... success will not satisfy you. 

Money and fine things will not satiate your desperate search for more. 

A spouse and children cannot propagate wholeness. 

 

It is only when we realize we are broken, never to be fixed in this life that we come to some small measure of breath. 

 

Then... in the dim light... we find

 

....

 

wholeness in our ineptitude. 

 

Sanctuary in our lacking. Definition in our surrender. 

 

We are weak beings. Drawn to the light, lost in the void. 

 

Yet... it's in the understanding of our plight we see...

 

Dawn has come.