Saturday, January 16, 2010


I have a habit of starting books and not finishing them. True to form, I had set another book aside in late August after reaching page 167/492. The book is called "Heaven" by Randy Alcorn.

Last night, I picked it up again. I'm glad I did. What I read reinforced the very lesson God has been teaching me recently - primarily that He is my ultimate dream and the very essence of my fierce hunger for all things good. Here are two encouraging passages I just read about this:

Yet if someone says, 'I want to go to Heaven to be with God forever,' others wonder, Wouldn't that be boring?
What are we thinking? The very qualities we admire in others - every one of them - are true of God. He is the source of everything we find fascinating. Who made Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart? Who gave them their gifts? Who created music itself and the ability to perform it?
All that is admirable and fascinating in human beings comes from their creator.

Alcorn also quoted a Jonathan Edwards (not the politician!) 1733 sermon as saying:

Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows. But the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams, but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.


Soli Deo Gloria! - To God alone be the glory!

1 comment:

emily said...

Good quotes! I start lots of things and never finish! Maybe you just needed to put it down and were meant to pick it up again when you did?