FNV Verse - Luke 8:21 FNV

Luke 8:21 FNV

St. Augustine, one of the early fathers of the Christian church, more than 1,500 years ago, summed up the situation of hurting and searching people in the words of a simple prayer. Speaking to God, he said, "You have made us for Yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in You."

If rest and satisfaction are found in God alone, then even the best of human homes can never bring peace to our restless hearts. The love of father, mother, brother, sister, husband or wife, wonderful as they are, can never completely fill the bill. We need something deeper, broader and stronger — something perfect and unchanging. We need Someone who can provide for us, listen to us, care for us, counsel us, discipline us, protect us and enjoy us forever — Someone who knows us inside and out, who loves us all the same, who gives unselfishly, keeps all His promises and never gets sick or dies.

Only God can do all of this.

He strongly desires to make all people part of His family - and we strongly desire to include Native Americans in this family — a family that will one day be perfect and last forever.

There is no better time than now.

[Excerpt from Focus on the Family Devotion: Coming Home]