When I look into my Bible and experience the truths recorded therein, in my heart, I delight in the three-fold cord of everlasting love (election by the Father, redemption by the Son, and regeneration by the Holy Spirit), which can never be broken. This is the cable, which bears the strain of all the storms, temptations, and tribulations of this sinful world. One end of it securely holds my heart and will not let it go, while the other end is held by the anchor of hope within the veil, which is firmly held by the Rock of eternal Ages. It matters not how much strain may be brought to bear upon it by floods of sin and blasts of hell, the cord of everlasting love and unchanging affection can never give way!
Thomas Bradbury – 1879