A day's march…
What wonderful hope is packed into that line of Montgomery's! I've been thinking on that line from his poem For ever with the Lord for the past day or so. What a lovely heavenly perspective and such a personal way to speak of heaven — our home! All the warmth and comfort of our heavenly Father, the presence of His Son, the fellowship of our brothers and sisters — all this (and much more!) awaits our arrival there.
He speaks also of a 'march' — reminding us with military and pilgrimage-type language that the path is sometimes difficult, there are pitfalls along the way, but also that it's a deliberate place our lives and steps are focused towards. We're heading home! And, whatever the march involves, it will all be worth it when we get to our destination. Lovely language to sink our hearts into.
And, we're a day closer, a breath closer — each moment is moving towards that glorious day when 'we will see Him', when 'we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is'!
Take heart friend, we are 'A day's march nearer home'!