THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Jesus can take away the emptiness

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As a street pastor I have the privilege of patrolling the streets with a team of volunteers on Fridays during the night hours and I see people enjoying themselves and generally having a good time.

Some, however, do not appear to know where to stop and they overdo it and are so drunk that all they can do is stagger home and probably the next morning not remember very much about it.

Our role during this time is to listen, help and care for those who are vulnerable and who may need our support to ensure they remain safe.

It seems that they are looking for some satisfaction from life. I am reminded of the song that Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones sang: “I can’t get no satisfaction.”

I believe in every one of us there is a longing to be satisfied with life and there can also a deep feeling of emptiness.

I once also had that deep longing that there must be more to life than what I was experiencing... and then I was introduced to this person called Jesus.

When I asked Him He took away the emptiness that I felt and had sought to fill with so many other things, and filled me with His love, forgiveness and peace.

Jesus said in John 10:10 these words: “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” I know this to be true, if He can do it for me, He will do it for you. Just ask!

Pastor Chas Sandhu

Lighthouse Church