Could you be so selfish—and so cruel?

(G. Whyte, 1888)

"Now the dwelling of God is with men, and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain!" Revelation 21:3-4

Would you call beloved departed believers back to earth again?

Would you wish them back—back from the presence of the Lamb?

Back from the sweets of glory—to the bitterness of time?

Back from those rivers of pure pleasure which flow at God's right hand—to the muddied streams in this valley of sorrow?

After they have reached the haven of rest—would you recall them to struggle again with the storms of life?

Could you be so selfish—and so cruel?

"They feast on the abundance of Your house! You give them drink from Your river of delights!" Psalm 36:8

"You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand!" Psalm 16:11