Dead Things


“Why do you look for the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5b

This question struck a cord in me this morning.

So many times we look for our “needs” to be met among things that are dead – or – that are lacking in real power to meet our need.

We try to fill our emotional hunger with things like shopping, eating, social activities, gaming, TV viewing, drinking, drugs, sex. The list is endless.

But each of these “things” lack the power to truly and fully meet our need. They are, in a sense, dead. Powerless. Impotent.

We need to seriously ask ourselves what dead things we are personally seeking. We need to question why we are using dead things to meet those needs? Then we need to make a conscious decision to choose to seek the Living One as the only Source of Life that can and will thoroughly meet our need to the uttermost.

About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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