05 September 2007

Old Lutheran Quote of the Day

There is only one love that saves us and that is the love of God in Christ Jesus. Whoever despairs of his own love and comforts himself with this love, begins to love a little. But one day he will arrive in heaven, where all live in perfect, eternal love and are blessed. For this reason, let us say to God with the poet:

O Love, who madest me to wear
The image of Thy Godhead here;
Who soughtest me with tender care
Thro' all my wand'rings wild and drear -
O Love, I give myself to Thee,
Thine ever, only Thine to be. Amen.

--C.F.W. Walther, *God Grant It!* p. 691

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