Crown For Every Saint
is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive
the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James
saw a very great number of angels bring from the city glorious crowns—a
crown for every saint, with his name written thereon. As Jesus called for
the crowns, angels presented them to Him, and with His own right hand the
lovely Jesus placed the crowns on the heads of the saints. In the same manner
the angels brought the harps, and Jesus presented them also to the saints.
The commanding angels first struck the note, and then every voice was raised
in grateful, happy praise, and every hand skillfully swept over the strings
of the harp, sending forth melodious music in rich and perfect strains. .
Within the city there was everything to feast the eye. Rich glory they beheld
everywhere. Then Jesus looked upon His redeemed saints; their countenances
were radiant with glory; and as He fixed His loving eyes upon them, He said,
with His rich, musical voice, “I behold the travail of My soul, and
am satisfied. This rich glory is yours to enjoy eternally. Your sorrows are
ended. There shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying, neither shall
there be any more pain.” . . .
I then saw Jesus leading His people to the tree of life. . . . Upon the tree
of life was most beautiful fruit, of which the saints could partake freely,
in the city was a most glorious throne, from which proceeded a pure river
of water of life, clear as crystal. On each side of this river was the tree
of life, and on the banks of the river were other beautiful trees bearing
fruit. . . .
Language is altogether too feeble to attempt a description of heaven. As the
scene rises before me, I am lost in amazement. Carried away with the surpassing
splendor and excellent glory, I lay down the pen, and exclaim, “Oh,
what love! what wondrous love!” The most exalted language fails to describe
the glory of heaven or the matchless depths of a Saviour’s love.
Devotional: Our Father Cares, p. 87.