"It was the love of God that brought us all into being - sun, stars, winds, men, women, and 'infants to sweeten the world' (to use a phrase from an old prayer which I love). To know God, or even to begin to know Him, is to know that we are not alone in the universe. Someone Else is out there. There is a hint that there may be a refuge for our loneliness. To stop our frantic getting, spending, and searching, and simple to look at the things God has made is to move one step away from despair. For God cares."
- Elisabeth Elliot in The Path of Loneliness