Our own bodies are similar. When we are filled with life, with joy and with purpose, our ‘house’ of our body teems with good health. Once we become empty, hollow and without meaning or purpose, our body begins to decay and fall down.
Moreover, not only does our body begin to fall down cripple, but our spirits become dour, filled with gloom.
As people, we become empty when we grow numb to routine. The repetitive act of getting up and going to work, paying bills, always behind in money drives us into a whirlpool of denial.
Once in a permanent state of denial, we become depressed and often bitter. In our bitterness, anger settles in. We become angry with ourselves, with our loved ones, with our boss and neighbor and environment. Blame approaches us and we point our fingers menacing at others for our condition.
In general custom, we begin to focus inwardly where we build a wall and defy anyone to penetrate our private space. We become experts in projecting an illusion of our self for at this point, we are shallow and afraid of who we have become. A better word to describe us at this junction is that we are in fact, lost.
Where at one time in our lives we felt we knew all the answers, we are burrowed with doubt, self-pity and a general malaise of hopelessness. Where to turn?
Any number of events can twist our lives into a painful journey of a personal torture zone. We can feel trapped and forgotten as we soon even forget our old self.
We may dream painful dreams that recount a former time when we were happy and regret all those things of which we no longer are.
The truth is that we can never settle on the past. Neither can we permit events or loss of fortune to define who we are. Finally, we must come to grips with HOPE.
Hope means that we must see a future. And I that future we must also see things as getting better. In these terms then, we must also believe we are going to actualize a better tomorrow.
By this point in your life, you should have already learned that money will not solve your problems. Also, at this point, it should be recognized that by your own power or will you will only achieve identical results. Try as you might, your personal house remain empty.
This essay will not leave you hanging in empty space for indeed there is a way out.
Jesus will waiting and willing to accept you and to provide you with a meaningful life. He is willing to fill your house with treasures that neither rust nor rot. Seek out the Lord for Salvation and also seek out his church. Cast aside the feeling of emptiness and going about this world alone. Go to the Cross where Jesus died for you and me and become accepted into God’s kingdom. Entering into God’s kingdom begins NOW. Accept the blessing as a child of God and begin your journey today, now and at this moment. Discover the house that is overflowing and will never empty again. Believe on our Lord Jesus, the son of the living God.