From God in the Whirlwind, discussing where we begin when we contemplate God's love:
This is where we must start. We must start with God himself if we are to learn about the nature of his love. We must start above, not below. We must start with who he is and not with our sense as to who he is or what we want. We must do so because God is known only to the extent to which, and in the ways that, he has made himself known to us. So, we must await his summons. Not only so, but we come as offenders, law-violators, the guilty. We must come to him in the only way that will suffice. That is, we come through the person and because of the work of Christ.