“If you go about looking for a God to fill your own ‘God-shaped void’ inside your heart, you will end up with a ‘void-shaped God'”.
Not sure where I have seen that quote before (It may be a paraphrase). But I find myself thinking about that a lot these days when I watch the latest news coverage of the Sichuan earthquake.
As I watch the incredible devastation and the loss of lives, it occured to me that surely, if there is a God, His agenda is bigger than sqeezing Himself into the “void’s” of different shapes and sizes in each human’s heart.
Perhaps the point of a life of faith or a life of calling isn’t so much in looking for God to fill the “God-Shaped Vaccum” inside my heart, but for me to look for the “Alfred-Shaped Vaccum” in this world. A need, a space, that God is looking for me to uniquely fill….