"What is the Gospel itself but a merciful moderation, in which Christ's obedience is esteemed ours, and our sins laid upon him, wherein God, from being a judge, becomes our Father, pardoning our sins and accepting our obedience, tough feeble and blemished? We are now brought to heaven under the covenant of grace by a way of love and mercy."
I found this to be powerful, it drove me to a greater thankfulness for a God who loved a people as lowly as we, and this sinner as lowly and tainted as I am. We deserved to be judged but we are shown mercy in Christ. Mind-boggling isn't it. We get mercy, we get heaven instead of hell, simply because God loves us in Christ. Amazing.
- From The Bruised Reed, page 36.