We spend most of our lives looking for "the one."
Whether it's a best friend in grade school, the perfect college, a dream job, a house, a spouse, or that vacation you've waited far too long for. We long to proclaim THIS IS IT.
We crave a sense of belonging. We want to know that we are headed in the right direction. We want to feel like we are doing something right, something extraordinary.
Jesus gives us a simple, clear-cut answer to our endless pursuit. When he instituted the last supper, he said, "This is my body given for you, do this in remembrance of me," and he proceeds to say, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." (Luke 22: 19-20)
What is Jesus saying?
This is for you. You are the one. I want you to have every part of me with no exception. Take all that I am and all that I have. Let nothing separate you from my love. I give you everything because you are everything to me. I died for you.
He is the one.
He is the only one who will ever satisfy the hunger in our soul. He is the only one who will truly give you all that he has and nothing less. He is the only one who will save you. He is the only one who will never forsake you. He is the only one who will give you an invitation to eternal bliss at his banquet table.
Let him satisfy you. Let him be your all in all, your beginning and your end. Your inhale and your exhale. Let his love permeate the fibers of your being.
Let your hunger lead you. Come to his table to receive a mere taste of his heavenly splendor. Listen to his invitation:
You're the one.