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Bread For The Journey ~ Love

John 3:16 KJV
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

On this last Sunday of Advent we light the 4th candle to remind us of God's love. He loved us so much that he gave us the greatest gift, his son Jesus.
What can we do to spread this wonderful love? The gift of ourselves to be used wherever He needs us to pass on a gift of love to others. This is the season to be mindful of the many that need this love that God offers.

My father in law sang the following song every Christmas that I can remember and it truly tells of God's great love for us.

  1. The love of God is greater far
    Than tongue or pen can ever tell;
    It goes beyond the highest star,
    And reaches to the lowest hell;
    The guilty pair, bowed down with care,
    God gave His Son to win;
    His erring child He reconciled,
    And pardoned from his sin.
    • Refrain:
      Oh, love of God, how rich and pure!
      How measureless and strong!
      It shall forevermore endure—
      The saints’ and angels’ song.
  2. When hoary time shall pass away,
    And earthly thrones and kingdoms fall,
    When men who here refuse to pray,
    On rocks and hills and mountains call,
    God’s love so sure, shall still endure,
    All measureless and strong;
    Redeeming grace to Adam’s race—
    The saints’ and angels’ song.
  3. Could we with ink the ocean fill,
    And were the skies of parchment made,
    Were every stalk on earth a quill,
    And every man a scribe by trade;
    To write the love of God above
    Would drain the ocean dry;
    Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
    Though stretched from sky to sky.
  4. Author: Frederick M. Lehman
  5. Christmas blessings to all of you and your families from the girls at MGCC: Lovella, Anneliese, Betty, Bev, Charlotte, Ellen, Judy, Julie, Kathy, and Marg.


  1. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year. Wishing also Good Health, Love, Peace, Joy and Contentment and God'sBlessings.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. Thank you all for the great recipes. You have Blessed my life and kitchen.

  3. Wishing all of you a blessed Christmas full of joy and a very satisfying 2018! And thank you for all your interesting posts.

  4. I love that song, it's truly the truth !
    Merry Christmas to all you ladies and your families.

  5. That is such a beautiful song and I especially have always loved the last verse!!! Unimaginable love. Thank you for this blessing and for the way you have all blessed me on so many levels over the past years. Love you all!

  6. I looked to find more about this song and it is 100 years old having been written in 1917. They say the last verse was found written on a hospital wall?


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