But for this one day of life, which is already half over!

(Charles Spurgeon, "Flowers from a Puritan's Garden" 1883)

"If a man might own a humble cottage for a hundred years—he would prize it much more than the possession of a palace for a day!"

Of course he would! This is what adds so much preciousness to the joys of Heaven—for they are eternal! The fleeting pleasures of this world, however bright they seem—are but for this one day of life, which is already half over! If they were all they profess to be, and a thousand times more—they would not be worthy to be mentioned in comparison with "eternal pleasures" at God's right hand!

O You who fill eternity, impress me with the solemn import of Your Word, and let me feel that all time's fleeting cares and caresses are as dreams; while the things of eternity alone have substance in them. "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal!" 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

"And so we will be with the Lord forever!" 1 Thessalonians 4:17

"And they will reign for ever and ever!" Revelation 22:5

"I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far!" Philippians 1:23