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In every human heart, there is a God-given awareness that there is something more than this temporary world.

We were all born with a missing link. This innate sense that there is a greater purpose for our lives. We try to connect the chain links with all kinds of things.

When we were conceived in our mother’s womb we came intact with a sense that there was more to life than this temporary world.
The most common understanding of the Hebrew word olam refers to God placing an eternal longing or sense of eternity in the human heart.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 affirms the idea that humans operate in a different way than other forms of life. We have a sense of eternity in our lives; we possess an innate knowledge that there is something more to life than what we can see and experience in the here and now.
One writer explained it this way:

Seasons come and go, but does anything in this life truly satisfy? The answer in Ecclesiastes is, no, all is vanity (Ecclesiastes 1:2). However, through all the ups and downs and seasons of life, we have a glimpse of stability—God has “set eternity in the human heart.” Life is but a vapor (James 4:14), but we know there is something past this life. We have a divinely implanted awareness that the soul lives forever. This world is not our home.

That’s why we ask questions like:
· Where do I come from?
· Why am I here?
· What’s right and what’s wrong?
· Where am I going?
What do you do when you know something is missing? You look for it.
You may be even thinking, “I already know God.” I’ve been following Christ for years. Really?

· Has He been missing in your attitudes lately?
· Is He the guiding force in your marriage relationship?
· What about your finances? Are you giving Him access to your accounts and allowing Him to guide you in your generosity and eternal investments?
Luke Chapter 15:
1. The story of the lost sheep
2. The story of the lost coin
3. The story of the lost son (commonly referred to as the prodigal son)

There is a common theme in all three of these stories, the joy of the lost being found.
The first parable of the lost sheep focuses on the shepherd’s concern for one lost sheep, his diligence in seeking it, and his joy in finding it.
When the shepherd finds his lost sheep, he just picks it up in his arms. When the woman finds her lost coin, she simply picks it up and holds it in her hand. But a lost person, is different. When a person is lost, the person must choose to receive God’s forgiving love.

Just like the prodigal we have to “come to ourselves”. What does that mean? It means to recognize that it is better to be with God than to be without God.

There is only one thing that can fill the God sized hole in our hearts, it’s God’s only Son, Jesus.
Do you feel like something is missing in your life? Maybe what’s missing in your life is God or at least giving God control of an area of your life. Think about it, you don’t have to be far away from God for Him to be missing in areas of your life.
The missing link to your joy, your hope, your peace and to your fulfillment is a daily connection with your Heavenly Father.
From the beginning of time God placed an eternal longing in your heart for Him.