1 John 4:8 (NLT2) But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
Holding a beggar's child
Against my heart,
Through blinding tears I see
That as I love the tiny, piteous thing,
So God loves me!
Toyohiko Kagawa (1888-1960)
Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 392.