The creation of the universe is nothing but God’s manifestation of His own perfection and excellency.
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
The main reason God has given us minds is that we might seek out and find all the reasons that exist for treasuring him in all things and above all things. He created the world so that through it and above it we might treasure him.
John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010), 15.
HT: Of First Importance
Those hands that keep a million worlds from spinning into oblivion were nailed motionless to a cross-for us.
Elisabeth Elliot (1926 – )