There are actually two God-designed holes which the soul longs to have filled –
one, a God-shaped hole; the second, an eternity-shaped hole.
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“You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless,
until they can find rest in you.” ~ Augustine
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The God-Shaped Hole:
“What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there was once in man a true happiness, of which all that now remains is the empty print and trace? This he tries in vain to fill with everything around him, …though none can help, since this infinite abyss can be filled only with an infinite and immutable object; in other words by God himself.”
~ Blaise Pascal, Pensées VII (425)
“That Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, and that you… may be able to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19).
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An Eternity-Shaped Hole:
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.