Last week I heard that Michael Jackson has earned a billion dollars in the year since his death, whilst this is more money than I'll ever earn it will do him no good as he can't spend a penny of it. Even if he was still in the land of the living it would not fill the longing of his heart. I don't no much about Michael Jackson, I know that he was very talented, very famous and for most of his life very rich. I also know that he was not a happy chap, he was searching for something to fill the void in his life. All his fame and money never seemed to satisfy the longing within his heart for joy and purpose. This is not just true of Michael Jackson it seems many of the rich and famous live their lives in such a way that the myth that money, fame and success bring happiness is clearly seen for what it is a big fat lie. Yet this pursuit still continues even though it is a chasing after the wind, meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless said the preacher, everything that is under the sun. We can only find joy, lasting joy in the God who fills the emptiness within the human soul. As the preacher also said, you have set eternity in our hearts. Augustine summed this up on the very first page of his confessions, 'you have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.
May you know this satisfaction, this joy unspeakable and filled with glory