Thursday, May 13, 2010

Empty Boxes - Empty Lives

A clever thief broke into a shoe store, took the shoes out of the boxes and placed the boxes back on the shelf – empty. The next morning, each time a sales person opened a shoe box for a customer, it was empty. Everyone was confused!

For so many individuals, life is like that. It seems like there should be some valuable contents on the inside, but there is an emptiness. There is space that can be filled with the good things that come from God.

A young man once cried, “I have every thing to live with, but I have nothing to live for. My life is empty though I have plenty!” What initially seemed to be fulfilling became frustrating. He no longer had a purpose or passion for life.

If we want to have a life that is fulfilling and overflowing, then it must begin and end with the Lord. In Him alone will we find His generous gifts of His grace to fill the empty “boxes” in our heart and fulfillment in our lives.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we are thankful that in You and through You we can fill the empty spaces in our hearts. We are grateful for the love that You have shown us through Your Son, our Savior. May we allow Him to give life in all its fullness. Amen.

Scripture for Today: John 10:10

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