We come into this world an empty vessel. Not pristine and white without blemish or stain. No, broken…chipped…with long jagged cracks. This brokenness (sin nature) is what makes us human and in need of a Savior.
Our emptiness needs to be filled. There’s only One who can fill, satisfy the longing in our soul and that is Christ. But we go looking, pouring into poor substitutes that never appease. We try filling with a whole gamut of things–the love of the opposite sex, money, material possessions, work, alcohol and drugs, charitable works, busyness–but they spill from the cracks and never fill.
Unless we give ourselves over to the Lord and accept His free gift of salvation, we will never be placated. His love alone is all we’ll ever need–it satisfies! His glory shines through our broken place illuminating us to shine like stars.