“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world." C.S. Lewis
Back in the year 2007, Tom Brady, the highly successful and well-decorated quarterback of the New England Patriots, was interviewed on the popular TV show 60 Minutes. At one point during his interview, Brady listed off all his amazing accomplishments, which included multiple Super Bowl rings, several MVP awards, and many individual offensive records.
When Brady had finished with his impressive list, he explained how he still felt unsatisfied and like something was missing from his life. This is when it became obvious to me that Brady wasn’t talking about all he’d done to simply impress the viewers or to inflate his own ego. He was searching for answers. He was trying to figure out what he was missing.
So the interviewer just asked him, “Then what’s the answer? What else is there?”
Brady replied, "I wish I knew. I wish I knew. I love playing football, and I love being quarterback for this team. But at the same time, I think there are a lot of other parts about me that I’m still trying to find. I mean, there’s got to be more than this, this can't be what it's all cracked up to be.”
You see, Tom Brady had already tried and achieved nearly everything he thought was supposed to bring him the purpose and fulfillment he was longing for. But, for some reason, he still felt unsatisfied. He was still left wanting.
Now, I know it’s highly unlikely that any of us will ever reach anywhere close to the same level of worldly success as Tom Brady, but after hearing him in this interview, I realized we have a lot more in common than we think! That’s because all of us have a propensity to look for something “more than this” just like him.
However, despite what we tend to believe, and what Brady had found out, no amount of worldly riches, accomplishments, or achievements will ever satisfy that desire.
Only Jesus can do that.
Jesus is the “more than this” we’re all trying to find.