Charles Spurgeon on life “here” vs. what life will be like “there”:

Here, my best joys bear “mortal” on their brow;
My fair flowers fade;
my dainty cups are drained to dregs;
my sweetest birds fall before Death’s arrows;
my most pleasant days are shadowed into nights;
and the flood tides of my bliss subside into ebbs of sorrow.

“But there,” he writes, “everything is immortal”:

The harp remains in tune,
the crown unfading,
the eye undimmed,
the voice unfaltering,
the heart unwavering;
and the immortal being is wholly absorbed in infinite delight.

Source: Morning, January 18

HT: Steve McCoy

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5 thoughts on “Here and There”

  1. Erik says:

    Leave it to C.H. to be so eloquent and, at the same time, so incredibly Biblical. Great quote from the ‘prince of preachers’!

  2. CH Spurgeon was truly an artist who used words rather than paint to capture the glory of God. He never attended seminary which is interesting yet his sermons endure which is nothing short of amazing.

  3. I need an unwavering heart right now. God, give us a little taste of eternity today!

    David
    http://www.redletterbelievers.com
    “Salt and Light”

  4. John Tank says:

    Your blog inspires me. Keep up the comments. I need them in my life right now:)

    John Tank
    Ogio Stand Bag

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