Grab a shovel, get a life and start digging | Church Corner

Do you know what you’re looking for?

  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015 9:26pm
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Do you know what you’re looking for?

Most people don’t. Because they don’t, they are taken in by the never-ending carnival of commercials our culture composes: “Buy this! Want that! Get more!”

It’s all a lie.

In the absence of truth, we begin to believe that a new house, a different body or a fresh relationship will make us happy. But your soul is too big. It can’t be satisfied by such small things. As C.S. Lewis pointed out, the dilemma is not that our appetites are too strong, but too weak. We want too little.

Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field” (Matthew 13:44). In other words, a relationship with God isn’t a little gold star he sticks to your forehead because you’ve been good. It’s more like an invitation to run a marathon, or learn to play piano, or become a doctor in the Third World. It will cost you time, tears, and much earthly treasure, but it will also fill you with a joy that makes your losses seem like nothing.

Read that again. Most people live in fear of losing what they have, but Christ-followers are muddy, bloody, disenfranchised and deliriously satisfied. You see, my friend, what you’re looking for is buried in the soil of your soul. What’s down there is worth finding. So Jesus invites you to grab a shovel and get a life.

What will you do?

I’ll see you on Sunday.

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