Neither Christ nor
heaven can be hyperbolized!
(Brooks, "A Word in
Season to Suffering Saints")
What are all . . .
the silks of Persia,
the spices of Egypt,
the gold of Ophir, and
the treasures of both Indies—
compared to the glory of heaven?
"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind
has conceived what God has prepared for
those who love Him!" 1 Corinthians 2:9
One of the ancients says, "Our conception
of heaven, is as a little drop from the sea.
For those glorious things of heaven are . . .
so many that they exceed number,
so great that they exceed measure,
so precious that they are above all estimation!"
Says another, "Do you ask me what heaven is?
When I meet you there, I will tell you!"
Says Jerome, "Are you able
to put the whole earth,
and all the waters of the sea—into a little pot? Can
you hold the oceans in your hand? Can you measure
the heavens with your fingers—or weight the hills
and mountains with a scale? Just so, it is impossible
that you can comprehend the least of the joys of
heaven! Certainly, the least of the joys of heaven
are inconceivable and inexpressible!"
Neither Christ nor heaven can be hyperbolized!
"You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with
eternal pleasures at Your right hand!" Psalm 16:11
"They feast on the abundance of Your house; You give
them drink from Your river of delights!" Psalm 36:8