A Christian’s heavenly journey with his feet on the ground. Treasures shared that are discovered along the way.
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Friday, May 09, 2008

Filling the Void

Our new dentist is the friendliest and most gentle of dentists we have ever met. At our last checkup I knew there was work to be done, as I was in some discomfort. As I entered his surgery, he greeted me with a smile, "How are you?" I knew he wasn't just enquiring after my dental health, he had a real interest in 'me!' As I made my self comfortable in his chair, he asked again. This time I knew he meant business, so I pointed to the offending molar. After a quick check, he said I needed a filling, but there was no need for an injection. "Are you sure?" I queried, as past memories of a toe-curling root canal filling passed before me. "Trust me" he said.

I lay back and just tried to concentrate on Jesus, as he set to with his drill to remove the decay. After cleaning out the cavity he filled it and seemingly in no time at all he was saying "Rinse your mouth out!" I was surprised there had been no pain, but was glad to be able to move my mouth again. I left his surgery walking on air. I felt a new man.

If we have an aching void somewhere inside, Jesus longs to fill it for us. First of all though, he has to clean out the decay. Also, whatever substitute we have used to plug the gap has to be removed. All we have to do is offer it to Jesus and he will replace it with an infilling of His peace and love. Jesus is the kindest man I know. He really understands, so we are safe in His hands.

"- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." Ephesians 3:19 New International Version