October ,“My soul thirsts for God, the living God. When can I come and appear before God?”
One may have everything else–riches, honor, human friends, social rank, health, home joys–but if he has not God, all these things fail to make him truly and deeply happy. On the other hand, if we have God we are blessed, though we have nothing else.
A gentleman came home from business heavyhearted. Disaster had overtaken him. Throwing himself into a chair, he said, “Everything is gone. We are beggared. There is nothing left.” His little child, seeing his distress and hearing his words, climbed up on his knee, and said, “Why, papa, you have mamma and me left.” Yes; while such human love remained, was he not still rich? Still more, if everything else is taken, and God and his love remain, are we not rich?