"The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."
There is so much hunger in this world, but I am not speaking of the hunger for bread and gravy, I am of the need for spiritual growth, and the fulfillment, and nurturing of the human heart. In the past, there have been many times that I have felt much like the grand canyon. I felt a great emptiness hidden deep within. On the outside I had all the things necessary to survive. I had food,a roof over my head, a warm bed to sleep in, and a job to keep it that way, but there were things missing...holes to be repaired, and canyons to be filled. I tried to fill that place with chocolate. I burried it with things. I ignored it with needless distractions. Going about my way burdened with worries I could not fix, and the loss of something greater and meaningful in my life and heart that I had not yet grasped. For God is the only one that can fill that deep void, and He is the only one that can bear the burden of our worries, and fix the hurts. Having found God in my early adulthood, I learned early the freedom of letting go, and letting God. I no longer had a void to attempt to fill nor a grief that I could not lay down. There is such a wonderful peace and freedom in having a relationship with God. It is like our heart is a great golden bowl, that waits to be filled by Him. There are so many people in this world that are still trying to fill that bowl with something else....food,possessions,distractions,whatever they can get their hands on...but it will not satisfy no matter how plentiful the serving it may be. This Thanksgiving, I pray that those that are hungry in every way will be given plenty. That their great golden bowl will be filled with the eternal blessings of God, not just food, drink, and things. I realize more and more as I get older, how much I have to be thankful for. There are so many people that have so many needs unmet. I want to take this time to acknoledge the plenty that matters in our lives...Peace, Hope,Love, and God. May your heart be fulfilled with these blessings this Holiday season.