The Search

 We all seem to be searching for something; the light at the end of the tunnel, the oh-so-elusive meaning of life – the truth.

 Sometimes we don’t even realise what it is we are searching for, we just think there’s something more. So have you ever felt like that? Have you wondered what lies beyond your reach?

 What do you do when those feelings come? Study more? Buy more? Phone a friend?

 You’ve probably found that very few things work to stop your heart’s searching – well not permanently anyway.

 So what’s the answer then? Don’t keep me waiting!

 Ok ok…I think the answer is in your heart.

 Seriously?!

 Yes I really think so. I think your heart is calling out for the ‘original’.

 What?!

 Yes, your heart is longing to be where it was meant to be – in a relationship with the One who made it. And where it is already in some sort of relationship, it’s yearning for a deeper one.

 What does that have to do with finding the purpose of life, the truth?

 Well, don’t you think that if you were actually made, that the person who made you knows what you’re about? Don’t you think He made you with a plan in mind?

 He did, and deep in each of us He seems to have put something that calls out to Him at some point in our lives. The calling out isn’t always done in the same way – sometimes it’s expressed as an ache, sometimes it’s a hopelessness deep within, sometimes it’s fear, sometimes it’s a loss of confidence in self, sometimes it’s longing, sometimes it’s a sense of disquiet.

 In the Bible, it’s written that Jesus referred to Himself as “The Way, the Truth, and the Life”. He didn’t beat around the bush calling Himself a good man, a wise teacher, or a pious prophet, no he defined Himself in no uncertain terms as the answer to our hearts’ searching.

 Until we find the way, we won’t know where we’re going

 until we find the truth, we won’t know the lies

 until we find the life, we’re dead men walking.

 If your heart is searching, why don’t you hook up with the original?

 For God so loved the world [that He made] that He gave His only begotten Son [whom He loved], that whoever believes in Him should have everlasting life [as He intended]. – The Bible. John 3:16. [Words in brackets mine].

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