The Belgic Confession of Faith
Article 17: The Recovery of Fallen Humanity
We believe that our good God, by marvelous divine wisdom and goodness, seeing that humans had plunged themselves in this manner into both physical and spiritual death and made themselves completely miserable, set out to find them, though humans, trembling all over, were fleeing from the divine presence.
And God comforted them, promising to give them the Son, “born of a woman,” (Gal. 4:4) to crush the head of the serpent, (Gen. 3:15) and to make them blessed.