Signs of the Times

Henry Geerlings in an article in the Evening Sentinel Holland, Michigan

Each day should bring us a clearer vision, a richer appreciation, a firmer hold of the truth of the gospel. The character of God ought to shine upon us with a more golden light.

There should be an increase in love. Love to God is the ... admiration of supreme excellence. To love God is to love truth, beauty, and righteousness. As life proceeds, God makes all His goodness pass before us, and our wonder and joy in God should become increasingly deep and pure. In childhood we admire picture books, and think little of the thought behind them. Growing into manhood and womanhood we care less for the picture and more for the idea, and as we grow in truth and spirituality the pictured universe and life's concrete gifts are in proportion ever less and less to us, and God Himself in His essential righteousness more and more.

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September 25, 1954

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