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God So Loved

By Mary Wilder Tileston

      God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
      JOHN 3:16

      LET your love be wide as His,
      With the whole world around His knees;
      Gather into your warm heart
      All His creatures,--not a part;
      So your love shall be like His.

      GOD hath made all that is made, and God loveth all that He hath made; and he that loveth all his fellow Christians, for God's sake, he loveth all that is.

      YOUR God is love; love Him and in Him all men, as His children in Christ. Your Lord is a fire; do not let your heart be cold, but bum with faith and love. Your Lord is light; do not walk in darkness. Your Lord is a God of mercy and bountifulness; be also a source of mercy and bountifulness to your neighbors.

      "Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and thy neighbor as thyself;" and then go on thy way. The way in which God shall lead thee may be over rocks and deserts, over mountains and oceans, amid things perilous to the sight and the touch; but still go on thy way rejoicing.

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