Meditations on Christ the Redeemer

“Sin having defaced and demolished the first building of man in the integrity of his creation, it was God’s design, out of the very ruins of fallen man, to raise a more lasting edifice than the former—one that should not be subject to decay; and therefore He fitted for it a foundation that might be lasting. He chose His own Son, made flesh. He was God, that He might be a strong foundation; He was man, that He might he suitable to the nature of the stones whereof the building was to consist, that they might join and cement together.”

—Bishop Robert Leighton (1611–1684)