“…you have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.” Hebrews 10:34. In Genesis we read of the great famine that took place in ancient Egypt. Tradition says that when Joseph opened his many storehouses filled with grain, he gave orders for the chaff to be thrown into the Nile. By letting it float downriver to the suffering people who lived below, he was informing them that there was abundant provision reserved for them farther up the stream. The spiritual blessings that come to us here by way of the river of Divine grace are almost like husks compared to the good things prepared for us in the wonderful life beyond. The peace we find on earth is sweet, but it is only a faint reflection of the peace of Heaven. If the blessings of salvation thrill us now, what will we experience when God shows us “the exceeding riches of His grace” (Ephesians 2:7). Then faith will be sight, and hope will blossom into full reality. The best is yet to come.