Back in April, I ran across a post by Tim Challies reflecting on a quote by John Piper. The quote came to mind again as I was preparing a sermon on Psalm 9. Here is the quote. It is taken from John Piper's book, God is the Gospel.
The critical question for our generation–and for every generation–is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven, if Christ was not there?
How would you respond? Could you be satisfied with anything less than Jesus? Will you be?