Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The itch we can't scratch

All humans have a want, a need for one thing. And that one thing is something that humans are incapable of providing.

Unconditional love.

All of us just want one sweet taste of someone loving us unconditionally.

But the human condition is that we aren't capable. There are lots of examples that come close. But humans are imperfect.

To know God is to know love. Unconditional love. He is the only source. He shows us what it feels like. He is the role model.

If you don't know God, you haven't a clue. You have never experienced it. You can't imagine it.

For those of us who know God, I think we have missed this point in fulfilling the Great Commission. Rather than focus on the penalty of sin, we should focus on the opportunity to experience unconditional love.

We are all obsessed with finding it. We look for it in so many wrong places.

As C.S. Lewis wrote in Mere Christianity, "A person with an obsession has no sales resistance."

Let God fill that unmet need. He can. He will. And He is the only One who can.

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