The quotes Paul posted reminded me of a couple that I really like.<br><br>Christian: Here is a poor burdened Sinner. I come from the City of Destruction, but am going to Mount Zion, that I may be delivered from the Wrath to come; I would therefore, Sir, since I am informed that by this Gate is the Way thither, know if you are willing to let me in?<br><br>Goodwill: I am willing with all my heart, said he; and with that he opened the Gate. <br><br>John Bunyan, The Pilgrim's Progress <br>_____________________________________________<br><br><br>I also love the hymn Paul quoted from, and here is another great verse of that.<br><br>Let us love and sing and wonder,<br>Let us praise the Savior's Name!<br>He has hushed the law's loud thunder,<br>He has quenched Mount Sinai's flame.<br>He has washed us with His blood,<br>He has brought us nigh to God.<br><br>John Newton, Let Us Love and Sing and Wonder <br>_____________________________________________<br><br><br>Ponder the achievement of God. He doesn't condone our sin, nor does he compromise his standard. He doesn't ignore our rebellion, nor does he relax his demands. Rather than dismiss our sin, he assumes our sin and, incredibly, sentences himself. God's holiness is honored. Our sin is punished...and we are redeemed. God does what we cannot do so we can be what we dare not dream: perfect before God.<br><br>Max Lucado, In the Grip of Grace <br>_____________________________________________<br><br>Where the grace of God is missed, bitterness is born. But where the grace of God is embraced, forgiveness flourishes. The longer we walk in the garden, the more likely we are to smell like flowers. The more we immerse ourselves in grace, the more likely we are to give grace.<br><br>Max Lucado, In the Grip of Grace <br><br>