Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A God-shaped Hole

By Hazel Holland

As I was painting this abstract watercolor and letting the colors run at times and bleed into one another, I asked God to help me paint something beautiful that would point people to Him.  It wasn't until I was finished with the painting that I saw the doughnut-shaped hole, and immediately was reminded that God has created a God-shaped hole inside each one of our hearts that only He can fill.

Sometimes we get to hear the words of famous people who describe the emptiness of life inside of them as a gaping hole.  All their talent, success and fame do not satisfy the gnawing emptiness they feel inside... The inner thirst they have craves for something more. 

How about you and I?  How much of our lives are also spent trying to fill this God-shaped hole in our hearts with things that do not satisfy?  Do we also have an inner yearning for something more?  Of course God knew we would experience this aching void inside our hearts outside of a loving relationship with Him.  That's why He offers us the security of Himself. 
Yes, there's a God-shaped hole inside each one of us that cannot be filled by anyone or anything other than God Himself.  "You have made us for Yourself, Oh God, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You alone." ♥

To see a large copy of this artwork click here .

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