Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Spiritual Desire?

“I had always believed that the world involved magic: now I thought that perhaps it involved a magician . . . I had always felt life first as a story; and if there is a story there is a story teller.” G.K. Chesterton

Naturalism never explains the mysteries of life. If truth is only what we can determine scientifically then there would be no mysterious unknown. The supernatural world exists. We see evidence of it daily. Millions of people worship in some form or fashion. Why? Why the innate desire to worship? Why is spirituality hardwired to our being if there is no spiritual world? Evolution cannot explain it.

Why do we cry out to the living God when we are in deep need? George MacDonald wrote, “I don’t think you could dream anything that hadn’t something real like it somewhere.” If we have this desire there must be a fulfillment somewhere as C.S. Lewis comments, “If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”

Our hearts cry out to worship because there is a God who created us to worship. We desire spirituality because the spiritual world exists. Some seek spirituality and settle for a counterfeit of the real and become involved in things that are not of God. But for a counterfeit to exist there must also be a real in which it is counterfeiting. Press on toward the truth and you will find life more abundantly.

We are all a part of one grand story and its omniscient Author has a purpose for you in His story. The question is will you submit your story to His authorship.

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