Obtaining Gifts from God
by Scott D. Hendricks
The Father gave us His Son to death on the cross, and through His death sinners obtained life. And if He gave away His greatest treasure, can there be any obstacle to prevent a man who asks such a lover of mankind from receiving all that he needs?
~ St. Ephraim the Syrian
from 138 in A Spiritual Psalter
A Spiritual Psalter or Reflections on God excerpted by Bishop Theophan the Recluse from the works of our Holy Father Ephraim the Syrian arranged in the manner of the Psalms of David, translated by Antonina Janda, together with The Life of St. Ephraim, translated by Br. Isaac E. Lambertsen (Liberty: The St. John of Kronstadt Press, 1997), 218.