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Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

Heaven: Our Future Condition in

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You will very often perceive in your rain-water certain ugly little things, which swim and twist about in it, always trying if they can to reach the surface and breathe through one end of their bodies. What makes these little things so lively, these innumerable little things like very small tadpoles, why are they so energetic? Possibly they have an idea of what they are going to be. The day will come when all of a sudden there will emerge from the case of the creature which now navigates your bason, a long-legged thing with two bright gauze-like wings, which will mount into the air, and on a summer's evening will dance in the sunlight. It is nothing more nor less than a gnat in one of its earliest stages. Mark in that creature an image of your present self; you are an undeveloped being; you have not your wings as yet, and are earthbound, and yet sometimes in your activity for Christ, when the strong desires for something better are upon you, you leap in foretaste of the bliss to come.

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Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Heaven: Our Future Condition in'. Charles Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. 1870.

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Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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