The life-buoy!

(Charles Spurgeon, "Christ Is All")

Whatever trials you have, my dear brother, Christ is all in all to meet them.

Are you poor? He will make you rich in your poverty by his consoling presence.

Are you sick? He will make your bed in your sickness, and so will make your sick-bed better than the walks of health.

Are you persecuted? Be it for his sake, and you may even leap for joy.

Are you oppressed? Remember how he also was oppressed and afflicted; and you will have fellowship with him in his sufferings.

Amidst all the vicissitudes of this present life, Christ is all that the believer needs to bear him up, and bear him through. No wave can sink the man who clings to this life-buoy; he shall swim to glory on it!

Jesus is all I need!  Jesus is . . .
  the living water to quench my thirst,
  the heavenly bread to satisfy my hunger,
  the snow-white robe to cover me,
  the sure refuge,
  the happy home of my soul,
  my food and my medicine,
  my solace and my song,
  my light and my delight.

The believer can say, "Christ is mine." No emperor is half as rich as the beggar that has Christ. He that has Christ, being a pauper, has all things. And he that has not Christ, possessing a thousand worlds, possesses nothing for real happiness and joy.

Oh, the blessedness of the man who can say, "Christ is mine!"