in Quotes, Stuff I learned

Whatever your beliefs or religious affiliation, it’s difficult to deny the beauty of these words:

What’s true is what Samuel Rutherford said when he was put in the cellars of affliction: “The Great King keeps his wine there”—not in the courtyard where the sun shines. What’s true is what Charles Spurgeon said: “They who dive in the sea of affliction bring up rare pearls.”

John Piper, 1994