“Heaven is not heaven without Christ. It is better to be any place with Christ than to be in heaven itself without Him. All delicacies without Christ are but as a funeral banquet.
Where the master of the feast is away, there is nothing but solemnness. What is all without Christ? I say the joys of heaven are not the joys of heaven without Christ. He is the very heaven of heaven…
To be with Christ is to be at the spring-head of all happiness.”
–Richard Sibbes, “Christ is Best,’ in The Works of Richard Sibbes, Vol. 1 (Carlisle, Pa.: Banner of Truth, 1634/1973), 339.