When I was in University, I first came across Blaise Pascal’s God-Shaped Vacuum theory. He states that
“There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”
I loved this statement because it resonates within me. Jesus fills something that can’t be filled by anything else. And I have long felt that some of the real brokenness within humanity – addiction, greed, ambition (in a bad way) – stems from an attempt to find something other than Jesus to fill that vacuum within the heart.
Maybe you are well acquainted with that yearning for something unnamable. If you are, perhaps it is time to see if Jesus is that for which what you have been searching. If you already know that he is that something, then I encourage you to spend some of your time during Lent reflecting on what that means. There is so much to be thankful for as we continue the journey of faith.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.
Ephesians 3:16, 17 NLT