Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What Our Souls Need

“Jesus is what we drink. “Come to me and drink” (John 7:37). Jesus doesn’t just have what our souls need; he is what our souls need. Recall John 6:35 “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.” He is the bread of life. He is the living water. Our souls were made for Jesus. The ache in our hearts is at root an ache for Jesus. This is how the soul lives on God. It lives on Jesus.”

— John Piper, "Out of Your Heart Will Flow Rivers of Living Water"
(Minneapolis, Minn.: Desiring God Ministries, February 19, 2011)

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