|He is Faithful that Promised.|
|There shall be no night there.| -- REV. xxi.25.
A Nightless Heaven.
My soul! is it night with thee here? Art thou wearied with these midnight tossings on life's tumultuous sea? Be still! the day is breaking! soon shall thy Lord appear. |His going forth is prepared as the morning.| That glorious appearing shall disperse every cloud, and usher in an eternal noontide which knows no twilight. |Thy sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself; for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light.| Everlasting light! Wondrous secret of a nightless world! -- the glories of a present God! -- the everlasting light of the Three in One, quenching the radiance of all created orbs -- superseding all material luminaries. |My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning!| The haven is nearing -- star after star is quenched in more glorious effulgence -- every bound over these dark waves is bringing thee nearer the eternal shore. Wilt thou not, then, humbly and patiently endure |weeping for the night,| in the prospect of the |joy that cometh in the morning?| Strange realities! a world without night -- a firmament without a sun; and, greater wonder still, thyself in this world, -- a joyful denizen of this nightless, sinless, sorrowless, tearless Heaven! -- basking underneath the Fountain of uncreated light! No exhaustion of glorified body and spirit to require repose; no lassitude or weariness to suspend the ever-deepening song: |They rest not!|
|REMEMBER THIS WORD UNTO THY SERVANT, UPON
WHICH THOU HAST CAUSED ME TO HOPE!|