By your being drawn to Christ: ‘I have loved thee with an everlasting love, therefore with loving-kindness have I drawn thee.’ Have you seen something attractive in Jesus? The world are attracted by beauty, or dress, or glittering jewels – have you been attracted to Christ by his good ointments? This is the mark of all who are graven on Christ’s heart – they come to him; they see Jesus to be precious. The easy world see no preciousness in Christ; they prize a lust higher, the smile of the world higher, money higher, pleasure higher; but those whom Christ loves he draws after him by the sight of his preciousness. Have you thus followed him, prized him – as a drowning sinner cleaved to him? Then he will in no wise cast you out – in no wise, not for all you have done against him. ‘But I spent my best days in sin’ – Still I will in no wise cast you out. ‘I lived in open sin’ – I will in no wise cast you out. ‘But I have sinned against light and conviction’ – Still, I will in no wise cast you out. ‘But I am a backslider’ – Still the arms of his love are open to infold your poor guilty soul, and he will not cast you out.
~ Robert Murray M’Cheyne