Thursday, December 8, 2011

All Satisfying

The sight of Jesus is a soul-satisfying spectacle. The penitent soul is satisfied, for it sees in Jesus a free pardon for sin; the condemned soul is satisfied, for it receives in Jesus a free justification; the believing soul is satisfied, for it discovers in Jesus a fountain of all grace; the tried, tempted, sorrowful soul is satisfied, for it experiences in Jesus all consolation, sympathy and love. O what an all-satisfying Portion is Jesus! He satisfies every holy desire, for He realizes it; He satisfies every craving want, for He supplies it; He supplies every sore grief, for He soothes it; He satisfies the deepest yearnings, the highest aspirations, the sublimest hopes of the renewed soul, for all these centre and end in Him. Art thou inquiring, "Who will show me any good?" Hast thou distilled from every flower, and sipped from every spring, and drawn from every resource, and still feel dissatisfied with the world, - with the creature, yet more with yourself? Behold, in Jesus and all-satisfying friend! One believing sight of Him, one taste of His graciousness, one beam of His love, one word falling from His lips will wake in the lowest depths of your soul an exclamation responsive to the magnificent language of the Psalmist, - "Whom have I in heaven but Thee? and there is none on earth that I desire beside Thee?"
~ Octavius Winslow, from The Ministry of Home; or, Brief expository lectures on divine truth

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