THE LOVE OF GOD
We can talk an hour about it, but not have it.
No vessel can contain it all.
No tongue can explain it all.
It is only explained by living it, and retained by giving it.
When we share it, then we have more than we had;
Withhold it and we have less.
It has no competitors or equals.
Death cannot claim it, but only proclaim it.
Persecution only brings it to the surface.
It turns every experience into a privilege.
It works best under pressure.
It has no faults or failures.
It can turn every living sacrifice into a reasonable service. It has been
cradled in a manger, crucified on a cross, resurrected from a tomb, and
carried into heaven.
I admire it in others, I desire it from others, I require it for others,
but I can only acquire it from God.