"It is well for us that Jesus, our elder Brother, now appears in the presence of God for usof God our Father, who loves usthat God's first-born SonHis holy, His beloved Son, exalted at the right-hand of the Majesty in heavenis not ashamed to call us brethren, who are so much unlike Him on the earth! How great is the wonder that He, who is surrounded with myriads of angels and archangelsthose 'bright flames of love to Him' who incessantly warble out His praisesshould ever cast one kind thought upon such dull, cold, lifeless pieces of earth as we sometimes feel ourselves to be!. . .
That love of Christ, which was strong enough to engage Him to die for us when enemies, as sinners, as ungodlywill never fail towards us. . .His love to us is infinitely great for the accomplishment of His great designto bring us all up to be with Him where He is, to behold His glory, to be one in Him and in the Father, as He and the Father are one, by love-union and glory-communionunto our full joy and ineffable and endless bliss!
Let us lift up our heads in faithand with stretched-out necks in hope, let us look and long for the glory of that day. I wish you rich times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord, who, having loved His own who are in the world, loves them unto the end!"