I am a man in search of eternity. I haven’t lost it since I gained it, however, I have learned there is more to salvation than what is already possessed. Jonathan Edwards writes,
This I know not how to express otherwise, than by a calm, sweet abstraction of soul from all the concerns of this world; and sometimes a kind of vision, or fixed ideas and imaginations, of being alone in the mountains, or some solitary wilderness, far from all mankind, sweetly conversing with Christ, and rapt and swallowed up in God. The sense I had of divine things, would often of a sudden kindle up, as it were, a sweet burning in my heart; an ardor of soul that I know not how to express.
I cannot but help see that there is more to be had than what I have already. I am athirst for it. There is more glory to be had of this Christ reigning from heaven. Our union with Christ guarantees it. Listen:
God wanted to make known among the Gentiles the glorious wealth of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. We proclaim him warning and teaching everyone with all wisdom so that we may present everyone mature in Christ (Colossians 1:27-28).
There is a hope of glory beyond comprehension and it has already begun within the life of the person sold out to Jesus Christ. This hope is beyond understanding but it is not beyond experience! Hence Paul’s eager goal in the verse immediately after:
I labor for this, striving with his strength that works powerfully within me (Col. 1:29).
There is so much more to the Christian experience! Why settle for less of God and Christ? Why settle for sermons that have so little of eternity, so little of the rays of divine light bursting forth from the face of our Lord?
I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good. I want nothing less than him.