“There is no love so great and so wonderful as that which is in the heart of Christ” by Jonathan Edwards

“There is no love so great and so wonderful as that which is in the heart of Christ.

He is one that delights in mercy.

He is ready to pity those that are in suffering and sorrowful circumstances.

He is one that delights in the happiness of His creatures.

The love and grace that Christ has manifested does as much exceed all that which is in this world as the sun is brighter than a candle.

Parents are often full of kindness towards their children, but there is no kindness like Jesus Christ’s.”

–Jonathan Edwards, “Children Ought to Love the Lord Jesus Christ Above All (Matthew 10:37)” in Sermons and Discourses, 1739–1742 (ed. Harry S. Stout, Nathan O. Hatch, and Kyle P. Farley; vol. 22; The Works of Jonathan Edwards; New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, 2003), 22: 171.

“Because He loves His spouse” by John Owen

“He parted with the greatest glory, He underwent the greatest misery, He does the greatest works that ever were, because He loves His spouse—because He values believers. What can more, what can further be spoken? How little is the depth of that which is spoken fathomed! How unable are we to look into the mysterious recesses of it!

He so loves, so values His saints, as that, having from eternity undertaken to bring them to God, He rejoices His soul in the thoughts of it; and pursues His design through heaven and hell, life and death, by suffering and doing, in mercy and with power, and ceases not until He bring it to perfection.”

–John Owen, Communion With The Triune God, Eds. Kelly M. Kapic and Justin Taylor (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2007), 245.