Ruth Bryan (1805-1860) wrote these words in a letter to a friend, August 24, 1852. She spoke of the beauty of God’s creation she had witnessed on a visit to the mountains of North Wales but rejoiced the more in the wonders of redemption.
But we not only enjoyed nature’s loveliness and grandeur; we also found some gems of grace, such as the Lord will own when He maketh up His jewels; dear Welsh sisters, with whom we could take sweet counsel; sweetly proving that whatever be the country, or natural language, the new heart beats the same in all. Though I do almost extravagantly enjoy the wonders of creation, yet the wonders of Redemption are to me the cream of all; and to find one dear saint, though poor and mean, and despised of men, is treasure to this heart.
The Marvelous Riches of Savoring Christ: Letters of Ruth Bryan, with a Preface by the Rev. A. Moody Stuart, Reformation Heritage Books, 2005, p. 212.