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Faith, Water, and Bear Grylls

This is an interesting article about ‘Man vs. Wild’ host Bear Grylls: http://www.relevantmagazine.com/culture/tv/features/22088-the-wild-faith-of-bear-grylls

From the article…

For Grylls, there was something about that simplicity—that purity of faith as a child that he longed to return to. “Christianity is not about religion,” Grylls says. “It’s about faith, about being held, about being forgiven. It’s about finding joy and finding home. We all want that, but nobody wants religion. Why do people turn away from faith? They’re not, they’re turning away from religion most of the time. I’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t want to be forgiven or held or find peace or joy in their life. We try loads of other stuff—we think booze or foxy women or whatever will fill it—but it doesn’t fill the hole.”

He makes some great points, particularly the last sentence. It’s amazing how much we as humans turn to virtually everything except God to find completeness in this world. It’s less amazing that whenever try to ‘fill the hole’ as he puts it with those things, we’re constantly disappointed or left looking for more.

There’s a solution to this problem and a way to end this cycle, though. Read here and then take a look at the highlighted parts below.

John 4
13 Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again. 14 But no one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again. The water I give will become in that person a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.”

I don’t know about you, but those are some very reassuring words to me. Find your completeness in Christ. Nothing else will ever do it, no matter how long or how far you look and no matter what you try to substitute it with.

Have a good day.