What more can any Christian desire?
(Thomas Brooks, "The Golden Key to Open Hidden Treasures")
"As for me, God forbid that I should boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ!" Galatians 6:14
There is enough in a sin-atoning Christ, to fill us and satisfy us to the full. He has the greatest worth and wealth in Him. Look, as the worth and value of many pieces of silver is to be found in one piece of gold—just so, all the petty excellencies which are scattered abroad in the creatures, are to be found in a bleeding, dying Christ! Yes, all the whole volume of perfections which is spread through Heaven and earth—is epitomized in Him who suffered on the cross! A man cannot exaggerate, in speaking of the glories of Christ. Certainly it is easier to contain the sea in a sea-shell—as to fully relate the transcendent excellencies of a suffering Christ!
O sirs! there is in a crucified Jesus—something proportionate to all the difficulties, needs, trials, and desires of His poor people. He is . . .
bread to nourish them,
a garment to cover and adorn them,
a physician to heal them,
a counselor to advise them,
a captain to defend them,
a prince to rule them,
a prophet to teach them,
a priest to atone for their sin,
a husband to protect them,
a father to provide for them,
a brother to relieve them,
a foundation to support them,
a head to guide them,
a treasure to enrich them,
a sun to enlighten them, and
a fountain to cleanse them!
What more can any Christian desire . . .
to satisfy him and save him,
to make him holy and happy,
both in time and in eternity!
"Christ loved us and gave Himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God!" Ephesians 5:2