1. Years of experience have passed, and mankind who have gone through the suffering of refining and chastisement, mankind who have gone through the suffering of refining and chastisement become weather-beaten. Although they have lost their former, former “luster” and “romance,” unconsciously they understand the truth of being a man.
2. They understand God’s thoughtful kind intention in saving man, saving man for years. Gradually, they begin to hate their wildness and hate their indocility and their misunderstandings of and extravagant demands on God. Time past cannot be called back again. The bygone things become man’s penitential memories, and God’s word and God’s tender love become man’s motive power for a new life.
3. Man’s wounds are healing day by day; he becomes strong, strong and stands up and sees, sees the face of the Almighty…. So he has been watching, watching by my side. His smile and his beautiful countenance, beautiful countenance are still so pleasant.
4. His heart is still so concerned, concerned about the mankind created by him, and his hands are still as warm and powerful as in the beginning. Man seems to be back to the time in the Garden of Eden, in the Garden of Eden, but man at this time no longer follows, no longer follows the serpent’s deception and no longer hides himself from the countenance of Jehovah. He bows down on his knees before God, and in God’s smiling face, presents the most precious offering, presents the most precious offering―Oh! My Lord and my God, presents the most precious offering―Oh! My Lord and my God!
from “Man Can Only Be Saved in God’s Management” in The Word Appears in the Flesh