Where would you be O Little Man,
If not for the love of God?

Alone? Without hope? Imprisoned to death?

Where would you be O Son of Adam,
If not for the calling of God?

Empty? Separated? Destined for despair?

Where would you be O Image Bearer,
If not for the purposes of God?

Searching? Grasping? Clinging to nothing?

But O Man, O Son of Adam, O Image Bearer:
God has loved you with an endless love.
God has called you with an effectual calling.
God has purposed you with an unfailing purpose.

And who can stand against Him?
And who can stand without Him?

And where would you be O Little Man,
If not for the love of God?