(Octavius Winslow, "Morning Thoughts")
Fellowship with God is the highest, purest,
sweetest mercy a saint of God can have on
earth. Yes, it is the highest, purest, sweetest
bliss the saints of God can have in heaven.
What is the enjoyment of heaven?
exemption from trial;
freedom from sorrow;
rest from toil;
release from conflict.
Oh no! it is the presence; the full
unclouded presence of our Father there.
To be with Christ;
to behold His glory;
to gaze upon His face;
to hear His voice;
to feel the throbbings of His bosom;
to bask in the effulgence of God's presence;
Oh, this is heaven, the heaven of heaven!