“All This and Heaven Too?”
“All This and Heaven Too?”
“All This and Heaven Too?”
“All This and Heaven Too?”
“All This and Heaven Too?”

“All This and Heaven Too?”

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“All this and Heaven too!” is a repeated phrase you’ll find in Matthew Henry’s commentary. In his father’s biography, he credited him affectionately with the phrase; “he would say sometimes when he was in the midst of the comforts of this life—'All this, and Heaven too!' Surely, then, we serve a good Master.’”

As a believer, you have been confronted with the fact that, on your own merit, you once deserved hell and without Christ in your place, that is what you’d still deserve.

So, if the Lord’s kindness “only” extended to your salvation…how generous and merciful is that alone; “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,  not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph. 2:8).

But He doesn’t “just” save you from your sin and to Himself, does He?

He gives you so many common graces and special providences. A beautiful, sunny day watching the waves wash on the shore, decadent chocolate cake with a glass of cold milk, laughter over coffee with a close friend, a gentle shepherd to counsel you, Sunday afternoon naps, a patient, loving husband, the Word readily available to you for comfort and instruction, soft PJs and clean sheets after a hot shower, fellowship until midnight after small group, those adorable children running around with sticky hands…

So many blessings He lavishes on us. And maybe not all of those apply to you and maybe you are in a longing season for some of the things I listed. Maybe you have very few of those things and Christ shines all the more brightly in your life for it.

But truthfully, without a single other kindness beyond your salvation, God is unfathomably generous to us in giving us Christ. Then, on top of that…

“I have heard of some good old woman in a cottage, who had nothing but a piece of bread and a little water, and lifting up her hands, she said, as a blessing,  ‘What! all this, and Christ too?’”

C.H. Spurgeon

You’ll notice I took slight liberty with the punctuation here—I feel such awe when I think of this concept Philip Henry pointed out that I find myself posing it as a question, almost in disbelief, whenever it’s run through my head over the years.


    • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
    • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz./yd.² (142 g/m²)
    • Pre-shrunk fabric
    • Side-seamed construction
    • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
    • Blank product sourced from Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US

    Size guide

      LENGTH (inches) WIDTH (inches) CHEST (inches)
    S 28 18 34-37
    M 29 20 38-41
    L 30 22 42-45
    XL 31 24 46-49
    2XL 32 26 50-53
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