WHAT A CONTRAST!
-Spurgeon, "Sons of God"
My brethren, what a contrast there is
the present and future estate of the child of God!
The believer is here the brother to the worm;
in heaven he shall be next of kin to the angels.
Here he is covered with the sweat and dust which he
acquired by Adam's fall.
There his brow shall be bright with the immortality
which is conferred upon him by the resurrection of Christ.
Here the heir of heaven is unknown--
he is in disguise, full often clad in the garments of poverty.
But there his princely character shall be discerned and
acknowledged-- he shall be waited upon by angels,
and shall share in the admiration which the universe
shall pour upon the glorified Redeemer!