By Daniel Foster / @DanielFoster07
Void • [void] • noun
2. An unfilled space.
As a minister, I’ve spent a great deal of time talking with people, and I’ve noticed something. There’s a lot of people walking around feeling empty, searching for whatever it is, that they think will make them feel complete.
Not only are we searching for this “completion” but we are like walking black holes, sucking up whatever we can to fill these voids, this emptiness that we are so desperate to detach ourselves from.
Relationships, money, sex, popularity, social media, drugs, alcohol, religious activities, to name a few. Perhaps you’ve used one of these before, hoping to make you feel somewhat complete, but instead of fulfilling, it only left you craving more. Sound familiar? I believe that the only thing that will fully satisfy us is our relationship with God. I believe He has been in the void-filling business since the very beginning.
Genesis 1:1-5 (NKJV) says:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
Did you catch that? In the beginning God created the world, He saw that it was formless and empty, there was a void to fill. So what did God do? He said “Let there be light”! Do you get it? We can’t read five verses into the whole Bible without seeing the gospel!
God saw a broken, empty humanity in need of hope, in need of a savior and He once again said “Let there be light”, sending His son to be the light of the world. Through His son our voids have been filled, our eternity secure, and hope restored.
"God, Creator of the heavens--
He is, remember, God.
Maker of earth--
He put it on its foundations, built it from scratch.
He didn’t go to all that trouble
to just leave it empty, nothing in it.
He made it to be lived in."
Isaiah 45:18 (MSG)
God created this earth to be inhabited. God created YOU to be inhabited. Quit cramming your life full of things that are only going to leave you in an endless chase for more and allow God to fill your void.
Daniel Foster comes from the small town of Griffin Georgia where he was born and raised. He serves on staff at DeVotie Baptist Church where he is the student pastor. Daniel is pro-football and loves the Georgia Bulldogs. You can find him on Twitter at @danielfoster07.