What God has prepared for those who love Him!
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined — what God has prepared for those who love Him!" 1 Corinthians 2:9
Oh! what enlightenment, what joys, what consolation, what delight of heart — is experienced by him who has learned to feed on Jesus — and on Jesus alone. Yet the realization which we have of Christ's preciousness is, in this life, imperfect at the best. As an old writer says, "Tis but a taste!" We have but tasted "that the Lord is gracious," but we do not yet know how good and gracious He is; although what we know of His sweetness, makes us long for more. We have enjoyed the first fruits — and they have set us hungering and thirsting for the fullness of the heavenly vintage! Here on earth, we are like Israel in the wilderness, who had but one cluster from Eshcol — but there, we shall be in the vineyard!
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!"
We have many ungratified desires at present — but soon every wish shall be satisfied! All our powers shall find the sweetest employment in that eternal world of unbounded joy.
O Christian, within a very little time, you shall be rid of all your trials and your troubles! Your eyes which are now suffused with tears — shall weep no longer. You shall gaze in ineffable rapture upon the splendor of Him who sits upon the throne! Nay, more — you yourself shall sit upon His throne! The triumph of His glory shall be shared by you! His crown, His joy, His paradise — these shall be yours! You shall be co-heir with Him who is the heir of all things!