Peace and Purpose

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.  C.S Lewis

I see the headlines as I wait in the check out line. Access to all the money and fame in the world. Glitz and glamour. Paparazzi.

And yet, seemingly some of the most unhappy people in the world.

Commercials that tell us that we need to look better. Be thinner. More tanned. More wealthy. We need to eat certain brands of food, shop at certain stores and wear certain clothes.

All to obtain happiness. Oh, that isn’t what the advertisers actually say….but, let’s be real. That is just exactly what they mean. It is what they are trying to spin. The implication is there.

Happiness from things.

Chasing through this life for “things” won’t bring real happiness, as a matter of fact, as in my first example, it can instead bring personal pain and a lack of any true happiness.

People continue to search…looking for this elusive happiness.  Fleeting. Just out of reach.

Life can be empty without purpose.

What is your purpose?  What do you long for? Does it include happiness and peace?

God, and His Son Jesus, give that.

They give what this world never can.