"While we were lying in our blood, filthily polluted,
defiled, he passed by, and he said in the sovereignty
of his love, "Live!" and we do live. The whole must
be traced to sovereign grace! From this sacred well
of discriminating distinguishing grace we must
draw water this morning, and we must pour it
out, saying, "Oh Lord, I will praise your name,
for the first origin of my light was your sovereign
purpose, and nothing in me."
from Spurgeon's sermon: "Light, Natural and Spiritual"