Earthly fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, children and earthly friends, are all “shadows”. But God is the “substance”.
— Jonathan Edwards
All who call on God in true faith, earnestly from the heart, will certainly be heard, and will receive what they have asked and desired, although not in the hour or in the measure, or the very thing which they ask; yet they will obtain something greater and more glorious than they had dared to ask.
— Martin Luther