One of the most common descriptions of those beset by grief, depression, or addiction is the sense of feeling empty. Both the unhinged hedonist who gobbles up every pleasure, and the perpetual pity-partier who sits pining in the echoing melancholy of a hollowed out heart are haunted by the emptiness.
One look at the cosmos makes it evident that God is a God who fills. The heavens are strewn with billions of diamonds, arranged into celestial, stained-glass pictures. The oceans, grasslands, rainforests, and skies teem with life of seemingly endless variety. You weren’t made for the void.
Paul describes Jesus this way: “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” But a full Christ who leaves you empty isn’t good news. The full Christ came in order to deliver you from the yawning gulf of damnation. Paul goes on to say, “And you are complete in him.”
All that Jesus did––from His Conception to Ascension––He did in Your stead. He emptied Himself that you might be made complete. But not complete apart from Him. The only completeness is found in Him who is the fullness of the Godhead bodily.
Christ was conceived in the womb of Mary, by the Holy Ghost. By this you know that He simultaneously shared in everything it is to be human (conception to death), yet He was human in an entirely different way. That is, He was human without the gaping black-hole of sin eating Him up from within. From the instant when the Son was Incarnated, He brought the fullness of God down into the emptiness of fallen man, and raised the husk of our humanity into the fullness of His divine glory. Here in His body & blood is fullness enough to fill all your emptiness, and grace for grace.
So come in faith and welcome to Jesus Christ…