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Pacifiers

What is a pacifier? Websters says it’s a person that pacifies or a plastic shaped nipple that babies suck on or bite. Both definitions are simply temporary solutions for more permenant problems. Most of us have a hunger inside of us and we try to fill it with things. It could be things like money, sex, drugs, people, food or alcohol. I don’t know what it is for you, but all of us at one time have tried to satisfy (pacify) our souls with something or someone. When we do this, we begin to get restless and that hunger returns worse than before. It’s like we have a hole in our heart and we shove all these things in it to plug the hole and they work for a little while, but the hunger comes back.

“Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.”

-Ecclesiastes 3:11 NLT

King Solomon talks about how God has placed eternity in our heart.  But It’s like we are taking what God put in our hearts and replacing it with something man-made. Why do we do that? Think about if we took something that we were born with and replaced it with something unnatural, something that is not supposed to be there. The book  of Ecclesiastes talks about this. In Ecclesiastes 1:14 King Solomon had everything he could ever dream of and more. He had tried everything under the sun and he says it’s all useless! I observed everything going on under the sun, and really, it is all meaningless—like chasing the wind. Without God, it’s all meaningless. That’s what it all boils down to, you can try everything that this world has to offer but it will not satisfy (pacify) you. Only God can fill the emptiness!