"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2:14)
What is it you have always really wanted? It is not religion. You can trace that back - it is recent. It is not philosophy. It is not civilization ... They are recent and temporary.
We have been betrayed by every prospect that man creates. But when we know that we are perishing, ready to perish, God's Holy Spirit is faithful, and He whispers, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God" (John 1:1).
There is eternity, and eternity was made flesh and walked among us. If you had seen eternity walking around on baby, rubbery legs, tumbling and falling flat among the shavings, you would have run and picked Him up and dusted Him off, whispering, "It doesn't hurt. Be a big boy!"
He would have smiled, shaking away a tear, and toddled off for another tumble. That was eternity walking in flesh. It was God Almighty come to live among us to redeem us and to save us from the recent and the temporal and the transient - and to give us eternity!
Oh, come to my heart, Lord Jesus:
There is room in my heart for Thee!
~A. W. Tozer~