Banquet on the Wall Leaves One Hungry

“Outward comforts can no more fill the heart than a triangle can fill a circle.”

“There is as much difference between heavenly comforts and earthly, as between a banquet that is eaten, and one that is painted on the wall.”

Thomas Watson

Thomas Watson died in 1686, yet his words ring true and riveting this morning. It is only of the heavenly that we are satiated; only in the Spirit do we find complete rest.


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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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14 Responses to Banquet on the Wall Leaves One Hungry

  1. writeathome says:

    So true. Nothing that this world has to offer can satisfy our souls like Jesus can! Hope you have a blessed day.

  2. Catherine says:

    I am satisfied with Jesus, my cup is running over.

  3. Robert says:

    Pray without ceasing. We need to get together a group of committed Christians to pray for Sarah Palin 24 hours a day. I have never seen the Evil One so viciously attack one of God’s children.

    I pray that Christ will place a Guardian Angel over her, because I fear that someone will try to take her life.

    She is not being attacked because she is a woman, she is being attacked because she is a Christian woman who believes in prayer and who believes that all life is sacred.

    God please help us.

  4. timbob says:

    Nothing in this world can compare to the rivers of living water. A joy and complete peace in Jesus that the world can never take away or duplicate.

    Have a blessed weekend in Jesus.


  5. cbgrace says:

    One might say that fasting can sometimes be more fulfilling than eating…

  6. Kevin Hopper says:

    When I read this post the song came to mind “Shut in with God in a secret place there in the Spirit beholding His face.
    Gaining new power to run in this race, How I long to be shut in with God! God bless you!

  7. woundedlily says:

    Psalms – For He satisfies the longing heart and fills the hungry soul with goodness. I can’t imagine what life would be like without having the Lord as my Savior.

  8. Aisha Buxton says:

    When Jesus arose from the grave, He returned as THE Comforter!

    Those who waited in that Upper room, as written in the book of Acts, were the first ever to experience the comforter, God’s powerful spirit!

    As we longingly await that glorious day when our savior shall call us home to heaven. He has afforded us comfort, thank you God, for allowing your spirit to dwell in this earthen vessel!

    (Hi Granny! I love you lots! Can’t wait for Jesus to come back!)

  9. helenl says:

    Shirley, I don’t know why you stopped posting to this blog. But frankly, I think this is one of those times when we need it the most.

  10. graceMark says:

    Absolutely true. Great quote.

  11. elmantheman says:

    Hi Shirley,

    Have you heard of Brother Eliseo “Eli” Soriano in your country, place?

  12. Tena says:

    Sis. Buxton, I’m looking forward to your next devotional. 🙂

  13. Cindy Hanson says:

    beautifully poetic. cindy

  14. RaiulBaztepo says:

    Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
    PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
    See you!
    Your, Raiul Baztepo

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