footprints along the beach...
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point.”
— Martin Luther
This never gets old. What a comforting reminder to know that I am wanted, love, accepted, and delighted in- especially in times when my mind is distracted by fleshly desires instead of Jesus and my eternal inheritance in Him! (See 1 Peter chapter 1 for wonderful encouragement).