God stands steadfast when man turns his back. Jesus does not abandon his mission when disciples walk away. The faithfulness of the Lord in the face of man’s rebellion, his patience with human stubbornness, his unfailing love toward all, incite us to praise and honor him. To God be the glory!

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!