The Fountain, The Ocean

by Staff July 12, 2015

"To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives or children or the company of earthly friends are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but the scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but the streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops; but God is the ocean."

—Jonathan Edwards, The Works of Jonathan Edwards (Edinburgh, 1979), II:244.