Glory to God who took the initiative to save us in Christ while we were yet sinners, while we were far away and helpless, still professing ourselves enemies. Praise him whose love broke down the barrier that we erected against him! Blessed be the Lord who did not waver in his eternal plan to redeem us. What took man but a minute to destroy, he took millennia to restore! O Lord, we adore you!
J. Randal Matheny