Message from our Chaplain

So to follow on from last week, in the pursuit of fulfilment in life, technology and social media allow you to capture every moment along the way. You’re not only on the fast track to success, but you get to show “selfies” at each lap along the way. Which only confirms how cool you are. So get the biggest data plan you can, and collect wi-fi passwords at every stop. Check-in at all the cool places. Share every inspirational thought you have, and every joke. Snap lots of pics. Don’t forget the video clips too. And never stop uploading the whole show to the Cloud as you go. Post everything online for the whole world to see. Pile up likes and friends and followers until it’s all just one frenzied blur. Hustle until your real life exceeds your dreams. And finally, once you’ve reached the summit, I can guarantee you this one thing: your longing for more never stops. Like the latest technology, your achievements are outdated overnight. Why? How could that be possible? Because you were not created for earth. You were created for eternity. And there is nothing on this earth that can ever satisfy that spiritual longing you feel inside—even if you can collect it all . . . Nothing!

When I was a teenager, years before I knew Christ, I would hear people say, “God makes a Christ-shaped void inside every person.” I remember not understanding what they were talking about. But then one day I learnt for myself why they said it; because it is absolutely true. Nothing outside of a living relationship with Christ can ever fill the emptiness of that ache inside your heart. Your scavenger hunt for success will never be enough. Christ is what you’re searching for. He is your source. He is your strength. He is your Sustainer. He is your joy. He is your contentment. He is your one and all. He’s everything that matters.

When Christ is all you have, you’ll finally realise that Christ is all you need.

Blessings, Rev Willie.