Therefore, when all manner of empty comforts and human trifles are foisted upon you, simply reply: Jesus Christ is the best comfort in every trouble. He is the oldest source of consolation. I will stay with Him. It is good to keep what is old. The old God and the old comfort are always best. Others have no lasting power. The heart cannot be at peace apart from Christ’s comfort. New bread, new calendars, new things each year-I count them but trifles. The old God and the old comfort are always best.
The Great Works of God
Part I: Genesis 1-3
Valerius Herberger (trans. Matthew Carver)