Oh Love, how cheering is Thy ray!
All pain before thy presence flies;
Care, sorrow, anguish, melt away,
Where’er Thy healing beams arise.
Oh Father, nothing may I see,
Nothing desire, or seek, but Thee. — P. Gerhardt
We learn during Lent that when there is a faith in God, it gives to the possessor a confidence and a patience, such as no man or woman can realize who has not felt God’s influences. There is a communion with God in which the soul feels his presence. There is a state of union with God in which all the past and the present are reconciled. During Lent we glimpse at the infinite.