Longing to Be with the Lord

An entry to the diary of David Brainerd encapsulates the Christian longing to be with the Lord.

Saturday, June 12, 1742,

Spend much time in prayer this morning, and enjoyed much sweetness.  Felt insatiable longings after God much of the day.  I wondered how poor souls do live that have no God  The world with all its enjoyments quite vanished.  I see myself very helpless, but I have a blessed God to go to.  I longed exceedingly to be dissolved and to be with Christ, to behold His glory.  Oh, my weak, weary soul longs to arrive at my Father’s house!

Such should be our longing the longer we serve the Lord.


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