O how infinitely great will the privilege and happiness of such be, who at that time shall go to be with Christ in his glory. . . .--Jonathan Edwards, 'True Saints Are Present with the Lord,' in Works, Yale ed., 25:243-44
[It is] the privilege of being with Christ in heaven, where he sits on the right hand of God, in the glory of the King and God of angels, and of the whole universe, shining forth as the great light, the bright sun of that world of glory, there to dwell in the full, constant, and everlasting view of his beauty and brightness, there most freely and intimately to converse with him, and fully to enjoy his love, as his friends and spouse, there to have fellowship with him in the infinite pleasure and joy he has in the enjoyment of his Father, there to sit with him on his throne, and reign with him in the possession of all things, and partake with him in the joy and glory of his victory over his enemies, and the advancement of his in the world, and to join with him in joyful songs of praise, to his Father and their Father, to his God and their God, forever and ever.
Is not such a privilege the worth seeking after?
25 November 2012
Beauty and Brightness
Edwards, preaching on 2 Cor. 5:8 at David Brainerd's funeral--
Posted by Dane Ortlund at Sunday, November 25, 2012