“Dear friend, here is our great comfort: we have a Mediator. Hide behind the Mediator. Let Jesus be thy shield, even as He is the Lord’s Anointed.
Beseech the Lord God not to look on thee as thou art in thyself, but to see thee in Christ Jesus. Take care that thou lookest through Jesus’ wounds on God. And if thou dost, thou wilt see in Him infinite love and boundless kindness.
The glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ is unutterable love. Like a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him.
And when they fear Him most, His pity goes out to them in streams of tenderness.”
–Charles H. Spurgeon, “The Mediator—The Interpreter,” in The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit Sermons, Vol. 35 (London: Passmore & Alabaster, 1889), 35: 419.