To Ponder:

“No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and His servants will serve Him. They will see His face, and His name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever!” Revelation 22:3-5. This vision of Heaven, how wondrous it is! What a contrast to this poor earth of ours. Streets of gold, and seas of glass, and pearly gates, and rivers and trees of life–in exchange for this vile dust and dross, and worthless ugliness, and for these fruits of pain and death! A realm of splendid light, without a sun! A world, without a sea! Bodies, without pain! Faces, with no tears and no furrows of grief! Hearts, without sighs! Duration, without mutation and reverse! Life, without age or decay! No death! Creatures, but no death! Day, bright, blazing, gorgeous day–but no night! (“No Night in Heaven!” George Conder, 1821-1874)

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