“The Son takes shape in those
who abandon themselves to Him.
Christ forms Himself in the lives of those
who will let go of all the forms of life
in which they have shaped on their own.
Christ takes shape in a life that is
willing to become putty in God’s hands.
Christ presses the shape of His own face
into the clay of our soul
when we cease to be hard and resistant,
and when we take our own
amateur hands off and admit that
we are not such good artists as He is.”
- John Piper