A gem by the late John Webster:
“The double ontological rule of creaturely being is: what we are, we are in God; and what we are in God, we are. There is no other manner in which creatures can have their being. Only in this fellowship, on in this history in which God both creates and recreates creaturely life, can the creature be said to be.”
John Webster, Rector et iudex super omnia genera doctrinarium? The Place of the Doctrine of Justification,” in God without Measure: Working Papers in Christian Theology vol. I God and the Works of God (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark), 2016.