HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
Our emotional soundness and even our physical health depend on the quality of our love for God.
And as a result, we gain an attitude of love and concern for our fellowmen. Negative feelings of hate,
anger, and selfishness can destroy the well-being of any individual. How important it is to allow
God’s love to shine into our lives, not only for the good it brings to others but also for the health it
brings to our own lives.
True Christian love always seeks to lighten the burden of others and to bring happiness into their
lives. We love others not only for what they are but also for what they can become once they too experience the warmth of divine love. Our lives can never remain the same once we learn to share God’s love in word and deed each day. The closer we get to Christ, the closer we get to one another.
But believers are not known simply because they do good deeds. They do good works because they
have experienced the supernatural love of Christ. The praise for this transformed life is then directed
to the heavenly Father – never to themselves.
Jesus comes with the power to gladden when love shines in every life that woe can sadden when loves
shine in. Love will teach us how to pray; love will drive the gloom away, turn our darkness into
the day – when love shines in.
How the world will grow with beauty, when love shines in, and the heart rejoices in duty when love
shines in. Trials may be sanctified, and the soul in peace abide; life will all be glorified – when
love shines in.
We may have unfading splendour when love shines in, and a friendship true and tender, when love
shines in. When earth’s victories shall be won, and our life in heaven begun, there will be no need
of sun – when love shines in.
Chorus: When love shines in, how the heart is tuned to singing when love shines in; in joy and
peace to others bringing – when love shines in! AMEN.