This call from Thomas Watson is so rich, we are invited into repentance and what joy it is.
“Have you repented? God looks upon you as if you had not offended. He becomes a friend, a father. He will now bring forth the best robe and put it on you. God is pacified towards you and will, with the father of the prodigal, fall upon your neck and kiss you… Have you been penitentially humbled? The Lord will never scold you with your former sins. After Peter wept, we never read that Christ scolded him with his denial of him. God has cast your sins into the depth of the sea. How? Not as a cork, but as lead… The repenting sinner can go to God with boldness in prayer and look upon him not as a judge but as a Father. He is born of God and is heir to a kingdom. He is encircled with promises. He no sooner shakes the tree of the promise but some fruit falls.”