While my sister, Princess and I were collecting shells on the beach, I couldn't help looking at all of these beautiful shells and thinking about how they are empty vessels, waiting for something to come live inside of them. This theme continued to play again and again in my mind and I began to think about how this relates to people. Then, my sister made an interesting comment to Princess. She said, "Princess, have you noticed that the most beautiful shells have something living in them? It reminds me that the most beautiful people have Jesus living in their hearts."
At that moment, it all clicked. We are all like shells...those empty vessels, waiting for something or in this case Someone to come and dwell within us. Some people recognize that they need Jesus in their hearts and ask Him in and they are so beautiful because He comes and fills them up, fills them with life, love, His Holy Spirit. Then there are others who know they long for something, but they don't know what it is. They search many different places, looking for something, anything that will fill them up and make them happy, but they don't know what it is. Everytime they think "this is it!" but it leaves them feeling empty once again. Today I pray for all of those who are lost and searching, that they will find Jesus and He will come to dwell within their hearts. I pray that God will use me in whatever ways He sees fit, to show His love and beauty to the world.