I am about to do something that I have never done before. That is, rather than write my own piece, I am paraphrasing the words of the brilliant American pastor and theologian, Jonathon Edwards (1703-1758), who thrilled my heart with this. Please take time to read it, re-read it and mull it over!
‘The redeemed (Christians) have all their objective good in God. God himself is the great good which they are brought into enjoyment of through his redemption. He is the highest good, and the sum of all that good. God is the inheritance of the saints; he is the portion of their souls. God is their wealth and treasure, their food, their life, their dwelling place, their ornament and diadem, and their everlasting honour and glory. They have none in heaven but God; he is the great good which the redeemed are received to at death, and which they are to rise to at the end of the world.’
Therefore ‘The glorious excellencies and beauty of God will be what will forever entertain the minds of the saints, and the love of God will be their everlasting feast. The redeemed will indeed enjoy other things; they will enjoy the angels, and will enjoy one another: but that which they shall enjoy in the angels, or each other, or in anything else whatsoever, that will yield them delight and happiness, will be what will be seen of God in them.