BY Moody Adams He had great talent, world-wide fame, sports immortality, a billion dollars, an $80 million beach-front home, a $20 million yacht, many mistresses, a beautiful model and two lovely children. But this was not enough for Tiger Woods. He sought more.
All of man’s hungers reveal his deeper hunger, one that only God can satisfy. “The soul of man is restless until it finds its rest in God,” said Augustine. “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.”
We believe that when we get everything in this world that we want we will be satisfied, only to discover that the anticipation was greater than the reality. The pleasure did not turn out to be what we expected. So we run off in search of something else.
The sad tragedy of Tiger Woods is just one more illustration of this. Only God can satisfy the soul. Jesus said, “I am the bread of life. He who cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).
The love of many women can never fully satisfy. The love that does satisfy is the love Jesus Christ has; the love that drove Him down from heaven, to suffer and die for our sins, so we would not have to die for them. The richest life cannot satisfy man, who is aging and dying. Only in the lively hope of Christ’s resurrection do we find the life long enough to satisfy.