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Jesus Christ is All in All

By Archdeacon Habib Guirgus

I would like you to go everywhere and search in all places, but you will find nothing that will comfort you and fill your heart with hope, joy, peace and calmness, except Jesus Christ alone.


Nothing is sweeter than Jesus, no speech is pleasant in comparison to His, and no words are more tender than His own. His presence is delightful, and being surrounded by Him is pleasurable, and His charm is enchanting.  He is full of peace and His comfort is soothing. How sweet it is when He visits the heart, the spirit: in there He calls His beloved. Those who tasted His sweetness once will never enjoy any other sweetness but Him, for He captures the intellect by His pleasant sweetness.

The heart desires Him for His tender voice - Jesus is the source of eternal life.
Jesus is the giver of blessings and true tastiness.
Jesus overfills the heart with joy and meekness.
Jesus is 'Emmanuel', God with us.
Jesus is the heavenly nourishment and spiritual food.
Jesus is the tree of life: whoever eats of it shall not die, but live forever.
Jesus is the sweet drink: whoever drinks from it will never thirst.

His Name is a weapon in time of war.  
He is a strong shield that prevents dangers and hardships.
He is the ray of light that illuminates the darkness.
He is the ointment of comfort in the disasters of life and its bitter pain.
He is the staff of comfort in your old age.
He is a fortress protecting you in your young age.
He is an illuminated ship of grace upon which the children ride.
He is the physician and medicine for all maladies.
He is the helper of the helpless and comforter of those in sorrow.

Everything is vain, unless Jesus is its beginning and its end.
Vain is any worship unless it is ascribed for Jesus and in Him truly.
Vain are all sermons unless their goal is Jesus.
Vain are reading, studying and talking unless Jesus is the center of it all.
Vain are sweetness, calmness and comfort, unless Jesus alone is sought.
Vain is everything unless Jesus is the core.
Vain is every act unless the Name of Jesus is repeated without ceasing.

If Jesus did not enter the heart, it becomes hard and stiff.
The heart that does not melt in Jesus' love becomes hardened.
The emotions that do not have affection and desire for Jesus are dead.
There is no life except that which is for Jesus and in Jesus alone.
How beautiful and sweet is your name, O Lord Jesus.
It is a light that is lit by love and nourishment that charms the heart.
It is an honored and great Name, which overflows with charm and comfort.
He overflows with glory, and fills all with comfort and perfection.
My heart is not glad in anything unless your beloved Name is in it.
My heart is not healthy unless your Name is engraved all over it.
Every food is bitter in mouth, unless your salt seasons it and your oil is poured on it.

Your Name encourages and gives comfort to those who are in distress. It enlightens the darkness, even at the times of danger and death. It saves all those who call and cry out to you. Behold, my heart calls everyone to enjoy His love and desire Him. Come and enjoy His presence and His comfort, for you will not enjoy anything but Him, and you will not find any flavor in life except in Him, for everything is vain without Him. O, my beloved, leave everything behind and hold on to Jesus alone, for He is our help in all circumstances, and through Him we receive everything.

If you have Him, you have everything; if you are sick and want to be whole, He is the physician and the curing medicine itself.
If you complain about the bitterness of life, He will transform everything to you into endless happiness and becomes unutterable sweetness.

If you are burdened with sin, He is your righteousness, who will cover you and stand before the Father so He does not see any of your faults and imperfections, for in His Blood all blemish is hidden, and His passion covers all your defects.

If you are weak, you require His help, for He is without boundaries and the utmost strength itself.

If you are afraid of death, He is life.
If you desire heaven and the true homeland, He is the way, the truth, and the life.
If you are in need, He is your riches.
If you plea for food, He is your true nourishment, which lasts forever.
If you are afraid of darkness, He is the true light, which illuminates in the dark.
If the waves are threatening you, He is there to pull you out, and His right hand protects you, as Jesus stretched out His hand and caught Peter from drowning (cf. Matthew 14:31).

His eyes watch over you wherever you go.
His hands guide you, and His peace leads you.

All that you desire, wish for, crave, search for and need, you will find hidden in Him. For it is in Him that all treasures of grace, wisdom and knowledge are hidden (cf. Colossians 2:3), and out of Him springs everything good and eternal happiness.


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