How poor and unsatisfying are all things
 here; even the best and the loveliest!

Oh, to walk more intimately with Him, to live
above the world, and hold the creature with a
looser hand, taking God's Word as our guiding
light; our unfailing spring of comfort.

God has eternally provided such a magnificent
and holy heaven for us above, that He is jealous
lest we should set our hearts too fondly and
closely upon the attractions of earth.

Therefore it is that He withers our gourds and
breaks our cisterns; only to dislodge us here,
and lead us to seek those things which are
above, where Christ our treasure is.

(adapted from Mary Winslow's, "Heaven Opened")