Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am. —John 17:24
Gerhard Tersteegen wrote a song.
Midst the darkness, storm and sorrow, One bright gleam I see. Well I know that blest tomorrow, Christ will come for me.
And then he writes six stanzas and the last four lines are these:
He and I in that bright glory, One deep joy shall share. Mine to be forever with Him, And His that I am there.
Did you ever stop to think that God is going to be as pleased to have you with Him in heaven as you are to be there? The goodness and mercy of God, the loving kindness of the Lord—it’s wonderful! He can bring us into such a relationship with Him that He can please us without spoiling us. He pleases us, and He’s pleased when we’re pleased. And when we’re pleased with him, He’s pleased….
Thank God, thank God! Let us praise the lovingkindness of God forever, for of His goodness there is no end. Amen!
How amazing to know that You take delight in me, Lord! I delight in my communion with You. Amen.