Whom have I in heaven but you?
And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.
My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
– from the Zabur (Psalm 73:25-26)
God frequently deprives his children of the good things of this world, that they may be sensible they have no portion here. I would rather be deprived of them than that they should deprive me of the enjoyment of the light of God’s countenance. I desire a heavenly inheritance that will never fail me. I desire that the great, the infinite God, may be my portion, my friend, my all. – Ann Judson, from her memoirs