The following description truly captures and echoes my heart:
Who will deny, that the happiest man on earth is he who is most enriched with enlightened views of Christ, and acts out most devotedly this faith? He lives at heaven’s high gate. He holds close communion with Him, through whom his transgressions are forgiven, his sins are covered, his person accepted, his soul saved. He knows in whom he believes. He discerns the glories of His person, the redeeming worth of His wounds, the ransoming efficacy of the pierced hands and feet, the sheltering shadow of the cross. He reads the assuring language of Calvary. He sees his name written on the God-man’s heart. To him the morning sweetly dawns, because it awakens to the renewed light of Jesus’s grace. To him the day gladly speeds on, because its advance is progress in divine instruction. To him the night is calm repose, because he rests on the pillow of atoning love. The darkest cloud is fringed with rays of joy, while he meditates on salvation’s Lord, and all events drop gladness…Till this be truly done, how dreary is the present state, and future prospect!”
Henry Law, The Gospel in Genesis (Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1993 Reprint), 6-7.