From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Matchmaking has become a booming business in our culture’s restless search for a “soul mate.” Online services promise to bring light into your life by matching you up with someone just right for you. “Relationship experts” teach clients to practice “self-love” in order to attract a potential partner. One such expert wrote, “We have the power to create our own personal movie-like narratives, love stories based on our own desires and hopes.”
The subject of the soul has a prominent place in our thinking. Have you found the sole source of the real kind of love that can bring light into your life? Salvation in Jesus Christ is the only hope for your soul. Only He can illumine the dark corners of your life and give your soul satisfaction. The soul was made by God and for God and without Him it is restless and in secret torment.
You can search for the perfect spouse. You can search for some religion that fits your particular lifestyle. But your search will never come to a satisfying end. Or you can commit your life completely to the Lord who brings true and lasting fulfillment to the human soul who sincerely seeks Him in truth. Let Christ transform your life so that you will have a glow on your face, a spring in your step and joy in your soul. He is the One who knows your longings and deepest needs.
The Bible tells us to “Humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls” (James 1:21, NLT).
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)