Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Let it be said of me.

"They say there is a young lady in [New Haven] who is beloved of that almighty Being, who made and rules the world, and that there are certain seasons in which this great Being, in some way or other invisible, comes to her and fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight, and that she hardly cares for anything, except to meditate on him--that she expects after a while to be received up where he is, to be raised out of the world and caught up into heaven; being assured that he loves her too well to let her remain at a distance from him always. There she is to dwell with him, and to be ravished with his love, favor and delight, forever. Therefore, if you present all the world before her, with the richest of its treasures, she disregards it and cares not for it, and is unmindful of any pain or affliction. She has a strange sweetness in her mind, and sweetness of temper, uncommon purity in her affections; is most just and praiseworthy in all her actions; and you could not persuade her to do anything thought wrong or sinful, if you would give her all the world, lest she should offend this great Being. She is of a wonderful sweetness, calmness and universal benevolence of mind; especially after those times in which this great God has manifested himself to her mind. She will sometimes go about, singing sweetly, from place to [place]; and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure, and no one knows for what. She loves to be alone, and to wander in the fields and on the mountains, and seems to have someone invisible always conversing with her." -Jonathan Edwards talking about his wife.

(Thank you to Rylie for posting this today on her blog and inspiring me!)

1 comment:

  1. Leslie,
    I suppose you could say I've been a "creeper" on this blog for awhile. *I'm the worst person ever about commenting!* I don't remember how I came across it in the first place, but your story telling and opinions have kept me coming back! A few days ago when I read your post about not being able to blog I'll admit I thought "Nooooo" as if I were losing a friend vs someone I have never actually spoken with. So obviously you guys are in a big transition, but I was wondering... is it too late to ask if we can be friends?! =) I hope not! I would love to be in the know about your overseas adventure and also, do you guys have a website/church where you can receive financial support from folks? My email is dearbethany@gmail.com I would love to hear from you if you have the chance! *This is a ridiculously long comment but it's what happens when I get a keyboard at my fingertips.*