Month 12:11, Week 2:3 (Shleshi/Bikkurim), Year 5935:327 AM|
Gregorian Calendar: Saturday 3 March 2012
The Hopeless Quest for Nothing
German tennis star Boris Becker was at the very top of the tennis world - yet he was on the brink of suicide. He said:
"Messiah...has begotten us again to a living hope" (1 Pet.1:3, NKJV).
Becker is by no means isolated or in a tiny minority when it comes to feeling that sense of emptiness. Indeed, the echoes of a hollow life pervade our whole Western secular culture. The kinds of frustrations and disappointments that Becker experienced are today everywhere.
"I had won Wimbledon twice before, once as the youngest player. I was rich. I had all the material possessions I needed ... It's the old song of movie stars and pop stars who commit suicide. They have everything, and yet they are so unhappy. I had no inner peace. I was a puppet on a string."
Author of The Eagle Has landed, the successful novel which was made into a movie, Jack Higgens, was once asked what he would like to have known as a boy. His immediate reply was:
Isn't that the truth but so many have bought into the lie that there's a pot of gold leading to happiness at the top. There isn't. Yahweh made us with a need for meaning, purpose and hope that only He can satisfy. He meets this need when we surrender our own personal will, repent of our sins, and hand over our lives to Yah'shua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) so that we are in personal relationship with Elohim (God). Trusting Yah'shua (Jesus) as Deliverer (Saviour) and Master (Lord), demonstrated by our faithful obedience to Torah, is the only way for anyone - successful or not in the world - to find that missing dimension.
"That when you get to the top, there's nothing there."
Don't waste your life in quests like those of Boris Becker and Jack Higgins. Give your life to Yahweh and have all your needs met!
For those embarking on this journey for the first time, we recommend our Into All Truth website.
 Dennis J. De Haan, What's Missing? in Our Daily Bread (RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Jun-Aug 1994), July 9