Happy here, and happy to all eternity!
(Octavius Winslow, "The Christian's Joint Heirship")
It is in the heart of our God to give us the chief and the best.
Had there been a greater, and a better, and a sweeter,
and a more satisfying portion than Himself--then that
portion would have been ours. But since there is not, nor
can be, a greater than Himself--the love, the everlasting,
changeless love that He bears to us, constrains Him to
give Himself as our God, our Portion, our All.
And have we not experienced Him to be God all-sufficient?
Have we ever found a lack in Him?
Oh no! God is all-sufficient, and no arid wilderness,
and no dreary land have we experienced Him to be.
There is in Him . . .
an all sufficiency of love to comfort us;
an all sufficiency of strength to uphold us;
an all sufficiency of power to protect us;
an all sufficiency of good to satisfy us;
an all sufficiency of wisdom to guide us;
an all sufficiency of glory to reward us;
and an all sufficiency of bliss to make us
happy here, and happy to all eternity!