Love comes also by the Spirit. It is in vain that you reiterate that “God is love.”
1 Corinthians 2:9
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.”
Therefore, God’s works in nature give us wonderful pleasure. Let us not depreciate what God has given for god is love. In every aspect of Nature there is joy; whether it is the purity of virgin morning or the grey of a day of clouds .
All is bounded by Gods Love. The eye can reach only the finite beauty and the fairest beauty is perishable.
Pleasure of sensation comes through the eye. He whose eye is so refined by discipline that he can repose with pleasure upon the serene outline of beautiful form has reached the purest of the sensational raptures.
The truth in life of the body in which God had prepared for us as he came not in the glory of form: He was a root out of a dry ground. The eye did not behold, oven in Christ, the things which God had prepared. This is an eternal truth. There is a kingdom which is appreciable by the senses, and another whose facts and truths are seen and heard only by the spirit.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
Varied sounds of nature speak to us of God, for God is Love; existence be already thrilling our hearts. You do not perceive the idea for which it stands, unless you are already in possession of it only by God.
Here are men who believe on authority. They have heard with the hearing of the ear that God is Love; they have heard that the ways of holiness are the ways of pleasantness and all her paths peace.
Hence to love is the purest, the serenest ecstasy of the merely human. Our human hearts are conscious of unrest.
Finally, your joys are imaginary, your perceptions of God are self-delusions, your assurances, and hopes, and peace of mind, and consciousness of forgiveness, are your own creations.