Men, like pictures, are fairest at a certain distance. But it is not so with Christ — the nearer the soul approaches Him, and the longer it lives in the enjoyment of Him — still the sweeter and more desirable He becomes!
— John Flavel
Christian! You may fear that the Lord has passed you by — but it is not so. He who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting His own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature He ever made — or the only saint He ever loved! Child of God, you cost Christ too much for Him to forget you!
— C. H. Spurgeon