"I desire to depart and be with Christ,
which is better by far!" Philippians 1:23
Fellowship with Jesus 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?
Not merely . . .
exemption from trial,
freedom from sorrow,
rest from toil,
release from conflict.
Oh no! it is the presence—the full
unclouded presence of Christ!
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 His presence,
Oh, this is heaven, the heaven of heaven!