John Bunyan — Dost thou understand me, sinful soul…

Dost thou understand me, sinful soul? He wrestled with justice, that thou mightest have rest; He wept and mourned, that thou mightest laugh and rejoice; He was betrayed, that thou mightest go free; was apprehended, that thou mightest escape; He was condemned, that thou mightest be justified; and was killed, that thou mightest live; He wore a crown of thorns, that thou mightest wear a crown of glory; and was nailed to the cross, with His arms wide open, to show with what freeness all His merits shall be bestowed on the coming soul; and how heartily He will receive it into His bosom?
John Bunyan

Billy Graham — What kind of place is heaven…

What kind of place is heaven?  First, heaven is home.  The Bible takes the word “home,” with all its tender associations and with all of its sacred memories and tells us that heaven is home.  Second, heaven is a home which is permanent.  We have the promise of a home where Christ’s followers will remain forever.  Third, the Bible teaches that heaven is a home which is beautiful beyond every imagination.  Heaven could not help but be so, because God is a God of beauty.  Fourth, the Bible teaches that heaven will be a home which is happy, because there will be nothing to make it sad.  In heaven, families and friends will be reunited.  God’s house will be a happy home because Christ will be there.  He will be the center of heaven.  To Him all hearts will turn, and upon Him as eyes will rest.
Billy Graham