Right from the beginning God’s love has reached, and from the beginning man has refused to understand.  But love went on reaching, offering itself.  Love offered the eternal freedom…. we wanted license.  Love offered communion with God Himself… we wanted to worship at the shrine of our own minds.  Love offered peace… we wanted approval for our wars. Even yet,  love went on reaching.  And still today, after two thousand years, patiently, lovingly, Christ is reaching out to us today.  Right through the chaos of our world, through the confusion of our minds.. He is reaching…longing to share with us…. The very being of God.

                His love still is longing, His love still is reaching, right past the shackles of my mind. And the Word of the Father became Mary’s little  Son. And His love reached all the way to where I was.

  • — Gloria Gaither
  • taken from her note in an old hymnal


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