‘There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ’ - Blaise Pascal

As a young girl, I remember learning about the God-shaped hole in our hearts. Throughout my life’s journey I have seen this aching need in every one of us. It is not a design flaw – it is God-made, embedded by Him. I recognise it now more as a hole in my soul, which cannot be filled with anything but God.

In this year of disappointments, loneliness, discouragements and challenge, I have experienced profoundly that God is my only source of strength and living water. Running to Him daily through His word and being filled with the power and life of the Holy Spirit feeds and equips my soul like nothing else.

Gerard Kelly wrote a ‘Twitturgy’ (a short poem for Twitter) this year about our heart’s true home:

    You keep my feet from slipping
    My toes from tripping
    Your grace is the glue
    Of the ground, I’m gripping
    Healing me, helping me, holding my hand
    Your hints of wholeness
    Hone my hunger
    To hunt
    For my Heart’s true home

May our souls and hearts find our true home with God, our living hope and source of wholeness.



Rachael Orrell
CEO of Saltmine