“Despite what we may have heard, there is no biblical evidence and certainly no gospel evidence to suggest that God’s primary interest as regards us is in our weakness or our depravity.
“God’s abiding obsession is not with how depraved or fallible we are, but with what potential we have, precisely because we are made in the image of God and God’s image is not deficient. …
“Sarah at 90 never thinks she’ll be a mother…”
– John Bell at Greenbelt, some time ago, just discovered fragment of notes.