“Once we had no delight in God, and Christ was just a vague historical figure…Then something miraculous happened. It was like the opening of the eyes of the blind during the golden dawn. First the stunned silence before the unspeakable beauty of holiness. Then the shock and terror that we had actually loved the darkness. Then the settling stillness of joy that this is the soul’s end…And then, faith–the confidence that Christ has made a way for me, a sinner, to live in His glorious fellowship forever, the confidence that if I come to God through Christ, He will give me the desire of my heart to share His holiness and behold His glory.” John Piper, Desiring God.
Wow. Love Piper’s description: the realization of a holy and perfect Saviour, our flawed humanity, and our desperate need for God.