The Matchless Power that Changes Us
Jesus is that plant of renown, and His presence makes all things new. Nor is the wonder less in each individual’s salvation. Yonder I behold you, dear reader, cast out, an infant, unwashed, defiled with your own blood, left to be food for beasts of prey. But a jewel has been thrown into your bosom by a divine hand, and for its sake you have been pitied and shown tenderness by divine providence. You are washed and cleansed from your defilement; you are adopted into heaven’s family; the fair seal of love is upon your forehead, and the ring of faithfulness is on your hand—you are now a prince unto God, though once an orphan, cast away. O, prize exceedingly the matchless power and grace which changes deserts into gardens, and makes the barren heart to sing for joy.
– C. H. Spurgeon