Janice and I just got back from Pigeon Forge, one of our favorite places to go.  In the last 29 years there have been very few years that we haven’t been up there at least once during the year.  Of all the times we have been this was the first time we went this late in January.  I have to admit we were thrilled to see how slow things are there this time of year.  The normal crowds were not there!  Sure, most of the shows and a number of the venues were closed for a winter break but that doesn’t bother us anyway.  We had a great time just being able to relax and be together without the noise that sometimes comes from being there with the crowds.  We will definitely be going back during this slow period again in the future!

We were only there two nights and one of those was Sunday night when we arrived and since we left after church we got in there about 11:15 or so.  Needless to say, we didn’t go out on the town that night.  However, Monday night we did decide to go see a movie at a pretty nice cinema there at Governor’s Crossing.  That was the first and only cinema I have ever been in that actually had recliners for their seats…it was awesome!  We went to see the movie The Greatest Showman…for the third time!  It is a musical loosely based on the life of P. T. Barnum staring Hugh Jackman as Barnum.  It is a very good, family-friendly movie that I recommend if you like musicals and a positive message.  The music is very enjoyable, and we even have the soundtrack from the movie.

In one scene Jenny Lind, who was a Swedish Opera singer that Barnum brought to the United States, sings a song.  The lyrics of part of the song so clearly illustrate where so many people around us are.  People are searching for something, they don’t know what it is. but many have realized that the things of this world are not filling the void in their lives.  She sings:


All the shine of a thousand spotlights
All the stars we steal from the night sky
Will never be enough
Never be enough
Towers of gold are still too little
These hands could hold the world but it’ll
Never be enough
Never be enough


This world can’t offer what we need!  This world will never be enough to fill the void in our lives because only Jesus can fill that void.  There are people all around you that need to know Jesus is what they are looking for!  What are you doing to point them to Jesus?  Ask God to help you see them through His eyes and realize that they need to know Him as their personal Savior and Lord!

In His Amazing Grace,