By George Miller
March 14, 2006
We are in a season of so-called scientific enlightenment, you know, better living through chemistry. Those who work with addicts will tell you it seems to be spinning into a crazy drug storm of RX to reduce the effects of the latest RX , which itself is prescribed to help the side-effects of the one you are on from the third drug layer under it, etc,,,,,,,. Of course those good old boys, or girls, who are just not on that low rung, will gather for toddies to bemoan the condition of this fair island town. Then go home to pop a sleeping pill to reduce the awake condition brought on by their anti-depressants. Both groups are equally in the dark.
We have a painful heart condition called separation from God. We will do most anything, or believe most anything to try and stop the pain, or the sense of abandonment, or rejection. We fill ourselves with noise, facts, busyness, belongings, community clout, some big crusade to save the trees, or stop a bridge, or chase younger, faster, lovers - til we drop over or wear out having not found the answer for our emptiness.
Does pleasure have your undivided attention? Do facts and figures or rational explanations really ring your bell? Do you believe any of the distractions mentioned here will displace the true condition of your heart. Many of us walk about thinking we are not seen through our masks. A friend once told me we are all wearing old-fashioned long-johns. We all have our rear flap down, and we chortle over their flap , not realizing ours is also down, our blessed assurance hanging right out there for all to see.
We need a savior. He is JESUS. Anything else is a very temporary, paper-thin, band-aid. It is not some warm fuzzy therapy group that will get you there. The heady advice of super educated behavior modifiers will keep you insulated from the highest truth, sounding so good to itchy ears. The personification of the truth is Jesus. He is our healer, and our forgiver. He is our restorer and our life giver. He is our provider and our peace. He desires to fill us to a place over joy overflowing.
Calling all addicts!
Come to Jesus and discover there really is "No high like the most high".
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