But there’s something deeper that calls to me, something richer I have tasted which compels me to let go of the life I keep rebuilding in order to learn how to love.
I want God.
Can you name a better reason? There is simply no other fountain of life; there is no other waterfall of joy. God is the bliss we seek. This is what the Scriptures are trying to get across to us. Everyone who has known God and written about it down through the ages agrees. But it is a truth you pay dearly to finally possess for yourself. “There is no other happiness than God,” wrote Pascal, “and ourselves united to him.” But boy oh boy is there happiness once you have God. David tasted friendship with God—after trying everything else—and came to the conclusion that, “Your love is better than life” (Psalm 63:3). Better even than life. Meaning, “I would give up my life in a heartbeat in exchange for the love of God.”