Whatever is Truly Desirable is in Christ

Whatever a soul can desire is found in Christ.

Christ is comprehensive of all things that are lovely. He seals up the sum of all loveliness. Things that shine as single stars with a particular glory, all meet in Christ as a glorious constellation. “It pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell” (Colossians 1:19). Cast your eyes among all created beings, survey the universe, observe strength in one, beauty in a second, faithfulness in a third, wisdom in a fourth; but you shall find none excelling in them all as Christ doth. Bread hath one quality, water another, raiment another, physic another; but none hath all in itself as Christ hath: He is bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, a garment to the naked, healing to the wounded; and whatever a soul can desire is found in Him.

—John Flavel,
Adapted from Works, 2:216.

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