Sunday Meditation – Longing for Heaven

“Affliction teaches us to prize and long for heaven. In our prosperity we are content with the present world and say with the disciples, ‘It is good that we are here.’ While life is sweet, death is bitter. We do not crave heaven while the world gives us her friendly entertainments. But when poverty, imprisonment, persecution, and diseases come, we are not so fond of the earthly life. Then we can entertain a parley with death, and take heaven into our consideration. In discipline God takes our hearts away from this present world by degrees, and makes us look homeward.”

Thomas Case

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