I was reading through some old posts and loved this little quote from Jonathan Edward's musings on the Pilgrim Life....
"God is the highest good of the reasonable creature, and the enjoyment of Him is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied.
To go to heaven fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows. But the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but 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. . . .
Why should we labor for, or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end, and true happiness?"