#Love is kind.
1 CORINTHIANS 13:4
But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of works done by usin righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
The earthly sufferings of Elizabeth Pays on Prentiss were painful and prolonged.
1 She struggled her entire life with insomnia and
severe headaches that left her exhausted. She also endured the sor-row of loss: two of her children died in short succession. After-wards, the grieving mother’s frail health was nearly destroyed. In
the deep distress of her soul, she cried out: “Our home is broken
up, our lives wrecked, our hopes shattered, our dreams dissolved. I
don’t think I can stand living for another moment.”
2.Yet during those dark and desperate days, when her pains and
losses led her to think that she could not live even one more day,
Elizabeth Pays on Prentiss never lost her hope in the love of God. In
fact, during those very days she began to write a hymn asking Jesus
for more of his love. “More love to thee, O Christ,” she prayed.
“More love to thee, Then she asked God to use her earthly sorrows
to teach her how to love:
Once earthly joy I craved, sought peace and rest; Now thee alone I seek; give what is best: