Show me thy ways, O Jehovah; Teach me thy paths. Guide me in thy truths, and teach me.
~ Ps 25:4-5
Heaven overreaches you and me,
And all earth’s gardens and her graves.
Look up with me, until we see
The day break and the shadows flee.
What though to-night wrecks you and me
If so to-morrow saves?
~ Christina G. Rossetti
The essence of joy lies in the doing rather than in the result of the doing. There is a lifelong and solid satisfaction in any productive labor, manual or mental, which is not pushed beyond the limit of strength.
~ Charles W. Eliot
My Father, keep me where my eyes may look expectantly toward the dawn, through the darkness. Take away everything that comes between me and the brightness of the morning. Amen.
God is a God of inestimable beauty and glory. . . . A God of precise order, structure, and majesty. A God of accessibility and openness. . . . A God of unimaginable . . . grandeur and lavishness. . . . We can tell what God is like simply by walking through His house.
~ Steven J. Lawson, [Heaven Help Us!]
All our inferiorities, complexes, and painful memories will be erased when God Himself wipes the tears from our eyes. Any action of God is total; imagine God cleaning your tear-stained face! We repeat: if God does anything, how “done” is it?
~ T. W. Hunt and Melana Hunt Monroe, [From Heaven’s View] 🙏
We will constantly be more amazed with God, more in love with God, and thus ever more relishing his presence and our relationship with him. Our experience of God will never reach its consummation. We will never finally arrive, as if upon reaching a peak we discover there is nothing beyond. Our experience of God will never become stale. It will deepen and develop, intensify and amplify, unfold and increase, broaden and balloon.
~ Sam Storms, [“Heaven: The Eternal Increase of Joy”]
Ye call me Teacher, and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
~ John 13:13
How wonderful a Teacher we have! Sometimes we seek Him in the house, but He is not there. We go forth seeking Him and find Him perhaps in the wilderness or on a mountain praying, or leading some poor blind man by the hand, or eating with publicans or sinners, or asleep in a storm or conversing with a Samaritan woman, or surrounded by wrathful men, or bearing a cross. It is not merely His words that instruct. His place, His occupation, His companions, His environment, His garment, His silence, His submission all teem with instruction. And they that learn of Him are made like unto Him.
~ George Bowen