Sibbes on the sunshine of the gospel

Another quote from Richard Sibbes (via Mike Reeves):

As when things are cold we bring them to the fire to heat and melt, so bring we our cold hearts to the fire of the love of Christ; consider we of our sins against Christ, and of Christ’s love towards us; dwell upon this meditation. Think what great love Christ hath shown unto us, and how little we have deserved, and this will make our hearts to melt, and be as pliable as wax before the sun … If thou wilt have this tender and melting heart, then … be always under the sunshine of the gospel.

A great place to start if you want to read more of Richard Sibbes is The Bruised Reed which is available here from and