by Stephen Charnock--
God, apart from Christ, is an angry, offended Sovereign.
Unless we behold Him in and through Christ, the Mediator,
the terrors of His Majesty would overwhelm us.
We dare not approach the Father except in Christ
because of our sins.
We first fasten our eyes upon Christ, then upon the Father.
If Christ does not bear our guilt and reconcile us unto God,
we perish! Before any man can think to stand before the face
of God's justice or be admitted to the secret chamber of
God's mercy or partake of the riches of His grace,
he must look to the Mediator, Christ Jesus.