Earthly fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, children and earthly friends, are all “shadows”. But God is the “substance”.
— Jonathan Edwards
And therefore you who think so basely of the Gospel and the professors of it, because at present their peace and comfort are not come, should know that it is on the way to them, and comes to stay everlastingly with them; whereas your peace is going from you every moment, and is sure to leave you without any hope of returning to you again. Look not how the Christian begins, but ends.
— William Gurnall