People, however, seem to be more into image than substance. Arts, entertainment, fashion and advertisement are all vast industries built on the mirage of image. "Sell the sizzle," we are told with little regard for truth or substance. Pursuing fantasies is much easier than facing the facts.
King Nebuchadnezzar, the king of biblical Babylon, built a massive and impressive image and commanded everyone to worship his image. Almost everyone did, except for three Hebrew captives whose God of substance forbade them to worship images. They paid a price for their convictions but their God miraculously delivered them from the fire that destroyed the men who cast them into the flames.
Hollywood, Wall Street, Madison Avenue and Washington DC all peddle the emptiness of image worship
but their promises and projections are like a mirage in the desert - mere images without substance. Their idols of success leave you empty and unsatisfied; too much is never enough at the altar of image.
God is not into image. His promises, like His Creation, all have substance and bring satisfaction. Jesus said "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) Speaking of Jesus Christ, Paul the Apostle said "...ye are complete in Him." (Col. 2:10)
I have found Jesus to be substantial beyond mere image. He is the "peace that passes all understanding", the "fullness of joy", and, yes, in Him I am complete.