“On the one hand [the Christian faith] is the most pessimistic religion in the world, for it recognizes the tragic and awful dimensions of man’s sin. But on the other hand it is the most optimistic religion in the world, for it recognizes the heightening dimensions of God’s grace and how God’s grace can come in and pick up…. Christianity, therefore, becomes the greatest pessimistic optimistic religion in the world…. God’s grace stands over man’s sin.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a teacup than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God.”
“God’s blessings don’t pursue temporarily—but relentlessly…. When I’m in a wilderness, His mercy and goodness run after me. When I’m hurting, His grace hunts for me. When I’m plagued by problems, His goodness pursues me. No matter where I go, He has his two blessing men right there in hot pursuit: goodness and mercy, and no shadow of death can overshadow the goodness and mercy that shadows the child of God.”