'In the truest sense, Christian pilgrims have the best of both worlds. We have joy whenever this world reminds us of the next. And we have comfort whenever it does not. We have the promise of a new heaven and a new earth, where the worst elements of this world - sorrow, pain, death, and the tears they produce - will be gone forever (Revelation 21:4). Yet we also know that the best elements of this world - love, joy, wonder, worship, and beauty - will not be gone but intensified and perfected in the remade world.'
Randy Alcorn, Money, Possessions & Eternity, p.167.