Thank you, Jesus, for assistance with residual maximum likelihood

In the acknowledgements for some super annoying software I am being forced to use at a workshop this week is this gem:

I, Arthur Gilmour, thank Jesus Christ for His forgiveness and personal support over many years. As He has said Behold I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice and open the door I will come in, and sup with him and he with me. (Revelation 3:20). I thank the Lord for the privilege of collaborating with several very gifted people including those involved in the ASReml project, acknowledging their acceptance, generosity, patience and perseverence toward a boy from Boree Creek. The heavens declare the glory of God and the firmament (earth) shows His handiwork. Psalm 19:1 Be exalted O God, above the heavens: and Thy glory above all the earth. Psalm 108:5.

This totally makes up for the two hours of hair-pulling and teeth-gnashing the program induced this afternoon. My favorite part is the parenthetical clarification of “firmament.”