John Owen has some uplifting thoughts:
Therein (in the person of Christ, LK), as so considered, is there a blessed representation made unto us of all the holy properties of the nature of God-of his wisdom, his power, his goodness, grace, and love, his righteousness, truth, and holiness, his mercy and patience...The glory of God's wisdom is exalted, and the pride of the imaginations of men is proportionably debased. And in these two consists the real foundation of all religion in our souls...Reason alone-especially as it is corrupted and depraved-can discern no glory in the representation of God by Christ...It is the knowledge of "God in Christ" alone that is effectually powerful to work the souls of men into a conformity unto him. Those alone who behold the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ are changed into the same image, from glory to glory" (volume 1 of his works, pp. 70,75,77, 79).