The houses we live in, the homes we love, the riches we accumulate, the professions we follow, the plans we formulate,the relations we enter into they are only for a short time!
Oh, you who love the world; awake to see things in their true light, before it is too late. The things you live for now, are all temporary and passing away! The pleasures, the amusements, the recreations, the profits, the earthly callings, which now absorb all your heart and drink up your entire mind will soon be over! They are poor fleeting things, which cannot last.
Oh, do not love them too much; do not hold on to them too tightly; do not make them your idols! You cannot keep them and you must leave them!
This same thought ought to cheer and comfort every true Christian. Your trials, crosses, and conflicts are all temporary! Your cross will soon be exchanged for a crown!
"What is unseen is eternal." The world which we are going to, is an endless eternity, a sea without a bottom, and an ocean without a shore!