In The Pilgrim’s Regress, written shortly after C.S. Lewis’s conversion to Christianity, Lewis argues that there is an intense longing within mankind for something tangible that will fulfill and satisfy the soul. We then realize that nothing in this world will do; we must look beyond this world to something greater. Lewis’s biographer, Allister McGrath, summarizes Lewis’s thought here: “There is indeed a chair in the human soul and its intended occupant is God.” Only God can satisfy the human soul. More specifically, only a relationship with this One True God can satisfy. In our passage, and really up to this point in Mark’s gospel, we see that Jesus has come to bring to humanity true joy, peace, rest and satisfaction. If you try to fill that chair with anything or anyone else, other than God, you will find yourself unfulfilled and still longing for satisfaction. Dethrone the false kings presently reigning over your heart and allow Jesus to take His rightful place. Only by trusting in Him as your Lord and Savior will you be reconciled to God and have eternal peace, joy and satisfaction! The King has come! Embrace Him! His name is Jesus! Amen!