From John Piper’s most recent sermon on John 6:
Every honorable pleasure that we have in this world was designed to give a faint taste of heaven and make us hunger for Christ. Every partial satisfaction in this life is designed by God to point to the perfect satisfaction in Jesus, who made the world for Himself. The pleasures of warm bread should send our senses and our spirits to Christ, the bread of life. The pleasures of cold water on a hot day when we are really thirsty should send our sense and our spirits to Christ, the living water. The pleasures of light which makes all beauty visible should send all of our senses and spirits to the light of the world, Jesus Christ, which is why light exists. That’s why water exists. That’s why bread exists, and everything exists for Him. If you don’t know that, you are probably drowning in idolatry.