Hunger for God

Preaching Magazine Illustrations

In a recent Breakpoint commentary by Eric Metaxas, he writes: “The great journalist Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote of an Englishman who set out in a yacht, thought he had landed on a new island in the South Seas, and realized at last that he had discovered … England.

Chesterton, you see, was that man. In seeking to sail away from God, Chesterton, like countless others before and since, found himself inexorably drawn to the God who alone could satisfy his deepest longings.

As Augustine prayed, ‘Thou hast made us for Thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.’”