Eternal Perspectives

We often feel as if grace had done its utmost when it has carried us safely through the desert, and set us down at the gate of the kingdom. We feel as if, when grace has landed us there, it has done all for us that we are to expect.

But God’s thoughts are not our thoughts. He does exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think. It is just when we reach the threshold of the prepared heavenly city, that grace meets us in new and more abundant measures, presenting us with the recompense of the reward.

The love that shall meet us then to bid us welcome to the many mansions, shall be love beyond what we were here able to comprehend. . . . It was grace which on earth said to us, “Come unto Me, and I will give you rest”; and it will be grace, in all its exceeding riches, that will hereafter say to us, “Come, you who are blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”

~ Horatius Bonar, [“The God of Grace”]

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