Monday, April 4, 2011

We have not yet attained

We have not yet attained. Far be it from us to imagine that we are or have all that the Lord intends. Let us not sit down contented with the notion that the gospel contains no more, for rest assured, to him who is able to follow after it there are whole worlds of privilege yet to be discovered. We are only at the foot of the mountain as yet. We may take for our motto the words, “Higher, higher, higher,” and may soar aloft again and again on eagles’ wings, for heaven is higher than our loftiest flight....

A nobler future allures us, a higher line of spiritual things invites us; let us by faith and patience press forward to it. The borders of Immanuel’s land have yielded us choice fruit, but the inner valleys are rich with Eshcol clusters, and the brooks in the heart of the country overflow with milk and honey.

From a sermon by Charles Haddon Spurgeon entitled "Joy In A Reconciled God," delivered April 7, 1872. Image by Geof Wilson under Creative Commons License.

1 comment:

Carolee Sperry a.k.a. The Blogging Biz Mom said...

So true... and thanks for bringing the message to the Internet!

Have a blessed day!