Reading John Flavel this morning, it isn't for nothing that he is my favourite Puritan:
'Mercy runs nimbly to help, when souls are ready to fall under the pressure of sin'
'Grace never appears Grace until sin appears to be sin'
'Christ is not sweet till sin be made bitter'
'If once God wounds the heart of a sinner, with the stinging sense of sin, then nothing in the world is so precious, so necessary, so vehemently desired and panted for as Christ Jesus'
All in just one page of John Flavel, Method of Grace sermon 9.