‘This communion will be perfect and complete when we enter into the full enjoyment of Christ’s glories. Then we shall totally give ourselves up to him, resting in him as the fulfillment of all our desires…. This communion is now only partial because we presently only enjoy the first fruits of that future perfection.’
Partial enjoyment now, but partially enjoying God is better than fully enjoying anything else. I think that’s true. And yet we insistently long to enjoy something fully today. That’s the appeal of sin. It’s the appeal of control. That’s why the Old Way has had such a stranglehold on us. What we fully give ourselves to, we want to fully enjoy. But Christianity calls for full surrender and promises only partial enjoyment until later (Crabb, p145-146).