“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” -CS Lewis
In the video below, funny man Jim Carrey gives a seemingly impromptu speech before he announces nominees at the Golden Globe awards. Amid Carrey’s sarcasm you can hear the dissatisfaction that comes from the ongoing pursuit of what he knows “won’t ultimately fulfill” him. On a different occasion, Carrey said “I hope everybody could get rich and famous and have everything they ever dreamed of, so they will know that it’s not the answer.” He’s right. Wealth, fame, possessions, they’re not the answer. But there is an answer.
“Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you…” -Augustine
A relationship with God in Christ Jesus is the answer. Nothing else will truly satisfy or bring peace the hearts of humans .
He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Col 1:15-20
Faith in Christ makes sense of life. Jesus teaches us who we are, why we are here, what is wrong with the world, and what can be done about it. He is the answer. He’s the ultimate fulfillment.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” -Jesus (John 14:6)