Devotion

Where to Find the Missing Piece

by Greg Laurie on Feb 3, 2020
For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
—Acts 17:28
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My wife, Cathe, likes puzzles. (I don’t.) Not long ago she was putting a puzzle together when she realized that she was missing a piece. She almost finished the entire puzzle, but she couldn’t find the last piece. So we got down on our hands and knees and searched for it. We finally found it under the chair, and Cathe finished the puzzle.

Life can be that way too. We say, “When I get all these things right, I know my life will be good. I have to graduate from high school and then get into college. Then I’ll graduate from college and pursue my career. And then I’ll buy my first house and get married. And then we’ll have kids. When we get a little older, we’ll set up our retirement plan. We’ll have this, and we’ll have that.”

But then one day we realize that something is missing. There’s a missing piece of the puzzle. So where is it?

It isn’t under the chair like Cathe’s puzzle piece was. The missing piece we’re looking for is not to be found in anything we can find on this planet. We won’t find it in drugs or alcohol. We won’t find it in fame or by having more followers on social media. And we won’t even find it in good things like a family or legitimate goals. That’s because it’s ultimately God that we’re looking for.

God loves you, and He wants you to believe in Him. God extends His mercy to you, but you must receive that mercy. He is choosing you. Will you choose Him?

Jesus Christ holds the missing piece. You’re not looking for a thing; you’re looking for Him. Everything you’re looking for in life is available for you in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

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