We never with our eyes saw our own soul; yet we have a soul. We see many rivers, but we know not their first spring and original fountain; yet they have a beginning. …When ye are come to the other side…set down your foot on the shore of glorious eternity, and look back again to the waters and to your wearisome journey, and shall see, in that clear glass of endless glory, nearer to the bottom of God’s wisdom, ye shall then be forced to say, ‘If God had done otherwise with me than He hath done, I had never come to the enjoying of this crown of glory.’ It is your part now to believe, and suffer, and hope, and wait on…
The cross of Christ is the sweetest burden that I ever bore; it is such a burden as wings are to a bird, or sails to a ship, to carry me forward to my harbor.
I wonder many times that ever a child of God should have a sad heart, considering what the Lord is preparing for him.
- Archibald Alexander Hodge American Presbyterian Theologian
- George Matheson Scottish Theologian
- Francis Schaeffer American Presbyterian Religious Leader
- David Livingstone Scottish Missionary, Explorer
- Karl Barth Swiss Reformed Theologian
- Robert Louis Stevenson Scottish Novelist
- Austin Phelps American Presbyterian Clergyman
- Frederick Buechner American Presbyterian Clergyman
- John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir Scottish Novelist
- William Sloane Coffin American Presbyterian Clergyman