God deserves all glory and honor on the tongues of men, because he rules the universe and makes everything that happens contribute to the fulfillment of his will. Praise him who explodes our negative assessments of the church and of ourselves! Exalt him who transforms dead seed into great growth! Blessed be the God whose word is power, whose power is active in the world and whose activity can be seen by people of faith.
J. Randal Matheny