He who loves the coming of the Lord is not he who affirms it is far off, nor is it he who says it is near. It is he who, whether it be far or near, awaits it with sincere faith, stead-fast hope and fervent love.
— Augustine of Hippo
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