Eyes That See

“I Once Was Blind”

“O That We May Kiss the Rod”

Sarah Edwards’ first letter after the death of her husband, Jonathan Edwards:

“My very dear child!
     What shall I say? A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud. O that we may kiss the rod, and lay our hands on our mouths! The Lord has done it. He has made me adore his goodness, that we had him so long. But my God lives; and he has my heart. O what a legacy my husband, and your father, has left us! We are all given to God; and there I am, and love to be.
     Your affectionate mother,
     Sarah Edwards

(From “The Pleasures of God” by John Piper, p.68 )

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August 3, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. […] if drinking any of those cups glorifies Your name, I ask not my will, but Yours.  Only, if I must kiss the rod, may I respond the way Job did, and may your name be […]

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