Within each one of us is what has been called a “God-shaped Hole.” John Calvin noted that each person has a sensus divinitatus (sense of the divine) that recognizes this innate need for God. Religion has been a part of every culture throughout history, and reflects our need for God. In fact, religion has historically been the natural reaction of people, not atheism. Each person will seek to fill that void with something, whether with God or with something else.
Is it any wonder that the greatest command of God is to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30)? It makes sense, that His greatest command fulfills our greatest need.
Do you feel that void? Have you tried to fill it with something else, only to be left fearful and empty? Perhaps you have been seeking to fill your life with things that were never meant to satisfy your greatest need.