I finished the third book in Lawhead's Song of Albion cycle today. Here's my favorite line:
Neither woman cried out, but both stood gripping the bars of their prisons and watching us with the astonished yet fearful expressions of captives who have long ago abandoned hope of release, only to learn that hope has not abandoned them.
They only get to this rescue after a lot of awful time wandering around in enchanted country, fighting their ways through nightmares, and a lot of giving of lives.
But they didn't abandon the women.
I was very glad. It's a good picture of what Jesus did for His people. It's not that we were out looking for Him.
He came anyway.