Ah! who can grasp the thought!

(Thomas Reade, "Christian Experience")

One moment in heaven will convince the believer,
that his afflictions upon earth were light. When
earth with all its glories shall have passed away,
the lowly followers of Jesus will abide forever, and
shine as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father!

One moment in hell will convince the pleasure
loving sinner, that it would have been good for
him if he had never been born!

Ah! who can grasp the thought of
never ending joy, or everlasting woe!

The mind labors to conceive, and yet can never
reach beyond the first impression of eternity.

Numbers, years, ages, all, all are lost in
the immeasurable, unfathomable abyss!