But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,…
If an angel were to fly swiftly over the earth on a summer morning, and go into every garden — the king's, the rich man's, the peasant's, the child's — and were to bring from each one the choicest, loveliest, sweetest flower that blooms in each, and gather them all in one cluster in his radiant hands, what a beautiful bouquet it would be! And if an angel were to fly swiftly over the earth into every sweet and holy home, into every spot where one heart yearns over another, and were to take out of every father's heart, and every mother's heart, and out of every heart that loves, its holiest flower of affection, and gather all into one cluster, what a blessed love garland would his eyes behold! What a holy love would this aggregation of all earth's loves be! Yet infinitely sweeter and holier than this grouping of all earth's holiest affections is the love that fills the heart of our Father in heaven.
(John R. Miller.)
Parallel VersesKJV: But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,