Whom have I in heaven but Thee? The only heaven I wish above is but to see Thy face. Let others form confused ideas of the upper world, and desire it as a place where something is to be enjoyed, they know not what; but I know what a heaven I desire. Could I ascend to the highest heavens and find the presence of my God withdrawn, it would be no heaven for me. The only reason I pant to ascend above the sun and all these ruinable worlds, is that I may bask in the sunshine of His smiles, and forever behold the source of Light without one envious cloud between. Let me but sit at His feet and gaze upon His lovely face, and cry, with unutterable wonder and gratitude, “My Lord and my God,” and I ask no more.
– Edward Griffin –