Tinsel and toys?

(by Mary Winslow)

When we turn from earth and gaze upon the glorious
prospect that is before us; when we see what rich
provision is made in the gospel for such poor sinners
as we are; when we see Jesus at the right hand of
God waiting to receive us home; when we realize
that but a very few steps we have to take and then
we are done with time, and a vast eternity burst
upon us with all its solemn and glorious realities;
oh, how does the world, with all its tinsel and toys,
its emptiness and nothingness, sink into the dust
beneath our feet!

The present world is but.....
disappointment, and
vexation of spirit.

Take it in whatever form you may, it
brings its troubles and its sorrows.