The cry of the heart.
There is a child like cry in the heart of every human being that can only be filled by One Person. People search all over for that one thing that will satisfy the longing of their soul. A heart that is crying will get into alternate forms of satisfaction to satisfy its longing: drugs; women; men; parties and all forms of worldliness. The cry of the heart will seek solace even in the most mundane things like “comfort” food, shopping, friendships, family, careers, achievements and the encouragement of others. It is only at the point where a person comes to the realisation that nothing can substitute what the heart and soul desperately needs, that they will truly become whole.
I often look at the faces of children when they see their parents: the expression they give, the response of seeing the ones who care for them is really beautiful to behold. Nothing fills the heart of a child with joy more than knowing that someone genuinely cares for them. Children have the innate discernment to know when there is warmth in a person’s heart.
Look at crying baby, examine its response when its, mother, father or carer picks it up. Food, sweets, pacifiers, a change of nappy, kids toys and play time can provide temporary comfort, but nothing compares to the constant comforting presence of a parent or carer.
Every human on this earth is a crying baby without the One who can give it permanent companionship, consolation and comfort. The fact is that humans are a hurting and broken generation of people, crying out for their Father. This must be acknowledged and understood. The whole earth groans as in the pains of childbirth (Romans 8:22). The human being was never meant to walk alone like an orphan. When Adam sinned, he brought about the separation between mankind and Almighty God. This separation still exists until reconciliation takes place between a person and God. Reconciliation is the bringing together of two people who were previously hostile to each other. The question I ask you the reader today is: “Are you reconciled to God?” Anything else you seek to be reconciled to will not bring the satisfaction your heart and soul cries for.
The work of reconciliation
There is one who sticks closer than the closest friend (Proverbs 18:24). There are several New Testament scriptures that speak of the Christ’s work and ministry of reconciliation. Pick up, order, borrow a Bible today: read, study and meditate on Romans 5:10; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Ephesians 2:16; Colossians 1:22. You need the righteousness of God to be reconciled to Him, there is no other way…
My prayer for you the reader is that you may be among those who can cry out ABBA FATHER from the depth of the heart (Gal.4:6). May know the Saviour. May you enjoy the full benefits of belonging to God’s family and be a co-heir with Jesus Christ. It is a privileged place to be.
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© Ruth Dickson 2016