“‘Here’s what I’m saying: Ask and you’ll get; Seek and you’ll find; Knock and the door will open.'” Luke 11:9

The television was on in the background as I was straightening up the kitchen. A news anchor teased a story that was coming up on the next newscast.

“Teenagers using tree bark to get high.”

Tree bark? It was just the latest in a long line of “alternatives” that people have used to escape their reality without breaking drug laws. I was grieved in my spirit, because I realized how empty these young people (and others) were. They were searching, trying to fill a void or erase a pain that never seemed to go away.

This isn’t a modern phenomenon; it’s been going on since time began. If only these lost souls could realize that it isn’t the searching that is the problem – it’s where they’re looking.

There is only one Source that promises to satisfy our souls. There is only one answer which is the end of all of our questions. There is only one Savior who will fill that void that He put there just for Himself.

Young or old, rich or poor, man or woman, it’s a longing that doesn’t discriminate. And, neither does the One who can satisfy. He promises that if we seek Him, we will find the answers we need. All we have to do is ask.