“Everybody’s lookin’ for somethin’
Somethin’ to fill in the holes
We think a lot but don’t talk much about it
‘Til things get out of control”
These are the opening lines of the Van Halen song “When it’s love.” While I don’t have any clue as to their standing with Jesus Christ I do know the search for love is built into our very being.
The Bible tells us we were created in the image of God and God is love therefore love is definitely the point or goal. The problem occurred when man took it upon himself to be his own boss. We were designed for God, who is love, to dwell within us but we bought into the lie that we could be “like” him instead. Thus the search to fill in the holes began.
I’ve heard it said before that nature abhors a vacuum. In simple Louie language this means your life will suck until Christ indwells you. You see we were designed by God to be his dwelling place. The Apostle Paul asked in 1 Corinthians 6 “What? Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” It sounds as if this should be common knowledge among them that have received Christ. Even though Christ has taken up residence in you, as his temple, there are many still looking for something to fill in the holes.
The good news is if you have Jesus Christ you are already whole and have no need of anyone or anything else to add to him. He is enough. According to 1 Corinthians 1:30 Christ Jesus, who is of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption”; He is all of these and more so with him we have everything.
That last line is true also “We think a lot but don’t talk much about it til things get out of control.” We go along our merry little way and live our lives on auto pilot until something falls apart or breaks down. At some point or the other we run up against something our money, intelligence or influence can’t fix and we are forced to call out to God. From our vantage point it seems like the end but from God’s perspective it is only the beginning. What we see as “out of control” he sees as an opportunity and an inroad into our lives.
I thank God for the discontentment that comes from a life lived without him. I am so grateful that we can eventually come to the place where life has no direction and brings no fulfillment without him. While having a job, wife, children, friends etc. are all nice and wonderful things they cannot bring us the love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance that the Holy Spirit can. Without Christ in us we are never going to get those holes filled. I hope you are growing more and more discontent everyday if you are without him so you might reach out and receive him.
In the end even with the fame and wealth that has come from Van Halen’s music they still have to answer the same fundamental questions we all have about life. How did I get here? What am I supposed to be doing while I’m here? And where am I going next? The best I can do is to point you toward Jesus Christ and his finished work on the cross. He told us to “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
Written by Louie