Painted bubbles!

(Thomas Reade, "Christian Experience")

"May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it." Ephesians 3:19

What are all the vanities of this world, but painted bubbles, when compared with this eternal treasure?

Is there not then cause for apprehension, lest, while we profess much love for Christ, our hearts should cleave unto the dust?

Are we not in danger of making a home of this world, and of setting up our rest here, as if this wilderness were the promised Canaan, rather than the road through which we have to pass to get to it?