Thursday, May 15, 2008

Longing to go home

"I must have the Savior indeed, for he is my All. All that others have in the world and in religion and in themselves I have in thee -- pleasures, riches, safety, honor, life, righteousness, holiness, wisdom, bliss, joy, gaiety and happiness . . . . If a child longs for his father, a traveller for the end of his journey, a workman to finish his work, a prisoner for liberty, an heir for the full possession of his estate, so in all these respects I cannot help longing to go home."

Howell Harris, quoted in D. M. Lloyd-Jones, The Puritans, page 300.