Everything in Christ astonishes me. His spirit overawes me, and his will confounds me. Between him and whoever else in the world, there is no possible term of comparison. He is truly a being by himself…..I search in vain in history to find the similar to Jesus Christ, or anything which can approach the gospel. Neither in history, nor humanity, not the ages, nor nature, offer me anything with which I am able to compare it or explain. Here everything is extraordinary.