‘Even the most intense of human love is but the faintest echo of heaven’s cascading abundance. His heartful thoughts for you outstrip what you can conceive. He intends to restore you into the radiant resplendence for which you were created. And that is dependent not on you keeping yourself clean but on you taking your mess to him. He doesn’t limit himself to working with the unspoiled parts of us that remain after a lifetime of sinning. His power runs so deep that he is able to redeem the very worst parts of our past into the most radiant parts of our future. But we need to take those dark miseries to him.’
-Dane Ortlund, Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, p. 160.
(GSiV: ; Grace; Ân điển, chứ không phải những quy tắc / Grace not rules; Earning vs effort: grace, justification, and sanctification; Gospel Grace Versus Dead Religion–part 6; Ray Ortlund; Dane Ortlund)