“You know that I love You ” – (John 21:17). Jesus knows that our hearts are overflowing with love for Him. Our vision is clarified, and we are able to see Christ as He really is: “The man of sorrows, well- acquainted with grief.” His heart of infinite love gazes tenderly at us.
This experience transforms our lives, and we cry out: “Jesus, I love You. I just have to love You. I can do no other. I surrender my heart and my life to You. I give all that I am, and all that I have to You. I do this for You, because I love You.” True love will never desert Christ. This is the mark of overflowing love.
Jesus is the only One who can make us truly happy. He is the only One who can satisfy the deepest desires of our hearts. Even if we have everything else in this world, we will not be satisfied. Christ is the most precious of all, and without Him, we will be lonely and in despair. He is the only One who really understands us in our hearts. He knows and understands us, since He created us.
Jesus knows instinctively what affects our souls. He knows what makes our tears flow and our hearts ache. He understands every pain and sorrow that we feel. He knows the weight of each burden that we bear. Christ is the only One who can help us in our trials and difficulties.
We must have Jesus in our hearts. He gives our lives ultimate fulfillment. We were made for Him. He alone satisfies our deepest needs. We cannot live without Him. Christ is the only One who can make us happy with His love. He gives us so much joy and peace that even suffering cannot affect us.
Jesus can do for us what we, with our weak human natures, cannot do for ourselves. He helps us to live fruitful lives that will bless others and make them happy. Let us seek Christ with all our hearts. We must be cleansed by His precious blood.
We want to be with Jesus at all costs. He will share His joy, peace and love with us. He is the true source of every blessing in our lives. Where can we find Christ? At the cross, which is the hallmark of His love. Jesus sees us through the blood that He shed for us. We become one with Him. Love unites us at the cross. Let us wait lovingly at the cross, the scene of Christ’s supreme sacrifice.
Where is He whom we love? We will find Jesus at the cross, alone and lonely, in need of our precious love and fellowship. Let us stay with Christ out of love for Him. Jesus is one with us, and love’s crowning glory begins to shine. United to Him, we receive His love, comfort, understanding and sympathy. Heavenly joy and blessings are ours to share. Peace flows into our hearts, and we will share in Christ’s victory and glory.
© Miriam Jacob
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