Oh, pity for evermore, that there should be such a one as Christ Jesus, so boundless, so bottomless, and so incomparable in infinite excellency and sweetness, and so few to take Him! Oh, oh, ye poor, dry, and dead souls, why will ye not come hither with your toom [empty] vessels, and your empty souls, to this huge, and fair, and deep, and sweet well of life, and fill all your toom [empty] vessels? Oh that Christ should be so large in sweetness and worth, and we so narrow, so pinched, so ebb, and so void of all happiness. And yet men will not take Him! They lose their love miserably, who will not bestow it upon this lovely One.

—Samuel Rutherford
Letters of Samuel Rutherford (Edinburgh: Oliphant, 1891), 446.


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