“I hunger for filling in a world that is starved.
But from that Garden beginning, God has had a different purpose for us. His intent, since He bent low and breathed His life into the dust of our lungs, since He kissed us into being, has never been to slyly orchestrate our ruin. and yet, I have found it: He does have surprising, secret purposes. I open a Bible, and His plans, startling, lie there barefaced. It’s hard to believe it when I read it, and I have to come back to it many times, feel long across those words, make sure they are real.
His love letter forever silences any doubts: “His secret purpose framed from the very beginning is to bring us to our full glory” ( 1 Corinthians 2:7) He means to rename us-to return us to our true names, our truest selves. He means to heal our soul holes. From the very beginning, that Eden beginning, that has been and always is to this day. His secret purpose- our return to our full glory. Appalling- that He would! Us, unworthy. And yet since we took a bite out of the fruit and tore into our own souls, that drain hole where joy seeps away. God’s had this wild secretive plan. He means to fill us with glory again. With glory and grace. ”
I am rereading One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp and it is such a beautiful, challenging book! This was an excerpt from it!
His purpose from the very beginning was to be the only thing that fulfills us and He is the only thing that can. Stop searching for things of this world to bring you peace and contentment. Stop searching and turn to Jesus because that is all you will ever need.