Friday, 9 April 2010

This momentary life

Very soon the shadow will give way to Reality. The partial will pass into the Perfect. The foretaste will lead to the Banquet. The troubled path will end in Paradise. A hundred candle-lit evenings will come to their consummation in the marriage supper of the Lamb. And this momentary marriage will be swallowed up by Life. Christ will be all and in all. And the purpose of marriage will be complete.

-- John Piper, p178, This Momentary Marriage

So will it be! Very soon, Christ will be all and in all, and the parable will cease for the Real will be real.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards: #53

53. Resolved, to improve every opportunity, when I am in the best and happiest frame of mind, to cast and venture my soul on the Lord Jesus Christ, to trust and confide in him, and consecrate myself wholly to him; that from this I may have assurance of my safety, knowing that I confide in my Redeemer. July 8, 1723.

I'm getting married soon, and that thought brings me great excitement and joy at the moment. Yet, whether now, or after I get married, in every joyful moment God will give me, will I find greater happiness because of Christ and for Christ? Or will I shrink back down to earthly vision and cling only on to the gifts but not the Giver?

(Source: A Puritan's Mind)