Never let us forget that through Jesus’ humiliation and suffering
He purchased for us a title to glory.Through His death, He has obtained eternal redemption for us.
It teaches us that our situation is more desperate than we feared.
It teaches us that God loves us more than we hoped.
It teaches us that God understands our suffering better than we imagine.
God has set a Savior against sin, a heaven against a hell,
light against darkness, good against evil,
and the breadth and length and depth and height of grace
that is in Himself for my good, against all the power and strength and subtlety of every enemy.
— John Bunyan
It was the very ordinary people, busy about very ordinary tasks,
whose eyes first saw the glory of the coming of the Lord.
What is the significance? It means, first, that the place of duty, however humble, is the place of vision. And it means, second, that it is those who have kept a child-like heart to whom the gates of the Kingdom most readily open.
— James Stewart
You did leave Your throne and Your kingly crown,
When You came to earth for me; But in Bethlehem’s home
there was found no room for Your holy nativity.
O come to my heart, Lord Jesus! There is room in my heart for You.
— Emily Elliot