What enlightenment, what joys, what consolation, what delight of heart–is experienced by that man who has learned to feed on Jesus, and on Jesus alone! Yet the realization that we have of Christ’s preciousness is, in this life, imperfect at the best. We have but tasted “that the Lord is gracious.” We do not yet know how good and gracious He is–although what we know of His sweetness, makes us long for more.
We are but beginners now in spiritual education. For although we have learned the first letters of the alphabet, we cannot read words yet, much less can we put sentences together. As one says, “He who has been in Heaven but five minutes, knows more than all the theologians on earth put together.”
We have many ungratified desires at present, but soon every wish will be satisfied–and all our powers shall find the sweetest employment in that world of eternal joy.
Oh, Christian, within a very little time you will be rid of all your trials and your troubles! Your eyes now suffused with tears, will weep no longer. You will gaze in ineffable rapture upon the splendor of Him who sits upon His glorious throne. “Father, I want those You have given Me to be with Me where I am, and to see My glory!” John 17:24
Even more, you yourself will sit with Him upon His throne! “To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with Me on My throne!” Revelation 3:21
You will share the triumph of His glory! His crown, His joy, His paradise–these will be yours, and you will be co-heir with Him who is the heir of all things! “Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ!” Romans 8:17