“Every year, and indeed every day, affords me new proofs of the evil and deceitfulness of my heart, and of my utter insufficiency to think even a good thought of myself.
But I trust, in the course of various exercises, I have been taught more of the power, grace, and all-sufficiency of Jesus.
I can commend Him to others, not from hearsay, but from my own experience.
His name is precious. His love is wonderful. His compassions are boundless.
I trust I am enabled to choose Him as my all, my Lord, my Strength, my Saviour, my Portion.
I long for more grace to love Him better!
For, alas, I have reason to number myself among the least of saints and the chief of sinners.”
–John Newton, The Works of John Newton, Volume 6 (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 1988), 6: 58.
That is marvelously true. Thank you.