THE SOUL SATISFIED IN CHRIST
He who delights in the possession of the Lord Jesus hath all that heart can wish. As for created things, they are like shallow and deceitful brooks; they fail to supply our wants, much less our wishes. “The bed” of earthly enjoyment “is shorter than that a man can stretch himself on it, and the covering narrower than that he can wrap himself in it;” but in Jesus there is room for imagination’s utmost stretch and widest range. When Jesus is enjoyed, He puts a fullness into all other mercies; His house is lull when He is there; His throne of grace is full when He sits on it; and His guest chamber is full when He is master of the feast. “The creature without Christ is an empty thing, a lamp without oil, a bone without marrow ; but when Christ is present our cup runneth over, and we eat bread to the full. A dinner of herbs, when we have communion with Him, is as rich a feast as a stalled ox; and our narrow cot is as noble a mansion as the great house of the wealthy. Go not abroad, ye hungry wishes of my soul — stay ye at home, and feast on Jesus; for abroad ye must starve, since all other beloveds are empty and undesirable. Stay with Christ, and eat ye that which is good, and delight thyself in fatness.