Enjoying God

Counting one’s blessings is one way to rediscover satisfaction and contentment with “what is”.  Jonathan Edwards would argue that the exercise should also awaken us to a dramatic “story behind the story”:

“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 streams; but God is the fountain.  These are but drops; but God is the ocean.”

So go and enjoy the gifts of grace today.  But along the way, miss not the opportunity to engage with the Giver.  The rest is almost illusion in comparison to the reality of the One beyond all things.

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