Christmas time passed with all its business. The New Year celebrations faded into a shadow. Time to get back into harness as the saying goes.
After being away for a few weeks from the Housing Support Centre, called “The Haven,” where I work part time, I noticed on returning, as I approached the Centre that there was an Empty Space in the garden area where a beautiful tree had once stood.
Where had it gone?
In my absence it had been cut down to be used as a Christmas tree.
I was angry. I had not been consulted. It was part of my life since I had planted it and cared for it. Now it was gone.
There was an Empty Space in my heart as there was in the garden. It had taken years to develop into the fine specimen it had become and it`s relation to the other trees gave a pleasing fore ground to the New Buildings recently constructed.
Maybe as you look back over the past few weeks or even more recently, an Empty Space has appeared in your heart.
Was it the loss of a loved one through bereavement or was it your wife or husband who decided to move out of your heart which produced that Empty Space.
Perhaps your first reaction, like mine, was anger. You too felt angry because you had no choice in the matter.
Loved ones taken in death, Relationships ending suddenly, spoiling what had been so beautiful a short time ago.
There was an Empty Space in Heaven when God sent Jesus into this world to die on the cross where He took upon Himself all our sins.
He now offers to fill the Empty Space in our hearts.
No matter what caused our hearts to experience emptiness, He can fill it to overflowing with His love.
He says, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” (Rev. 3:20 KJV)
Prayer: Dear God, I do have an Empty Space in my heart. Please come in and fill my life with your love. Amen.