Monday, January 30, 2012

A Stirring Quote

Jonathan Edwards wrote this of a young woman he'd heard tell of, a young woman named Sara...

"They say there is a young lady in New Haven who is beloved of that Great Being who made and rules the world. They say that He fills her mind with exceeding sweet delight, and that she hardly cares for anything except to meditate on Him. If you present all the world to her, with the richest of its treasures, she disregards it. She is unmindful of any pain or affliction. She has a singular purity in her affections. You could not persuade her to compromise her true Love even if you would give her all the world. She possesses a wonderful sweetness, calmness, and kindness to those around her. She will sometimes go about from place to place, singing sweetly. She seems to be always full of joy and pleasure, and no one knows exactly why. She loves to be alone, walking in the fields and groves, and seems to have Someone invisible always conversing with her."

Jonathan would later marry Sara.

I long to be a Sara. My sister who has gone to heaven before me was named Sara.

"Sara" means princess.

Do you have any favorite quotes that thrill you with their poetry, inspire you with their vision, and uplift you with your truth? I'd love to hear them!


Anonymous said...

That's beautiful! Where did you find it?

I love this poem by Ruth Bell Graham-

when all your soul
a tiptoe stands
in wistful eagerness
to talk with God
put out your hands
God bends to hear
it would be sin
to not draw near

That's just a part of the poem. I found it in a mag. and cut it out and kept it :]


Sarah H said...

Johnathan and Sarah Edwards were an amazing couple.

Rachel Danielle said...

I agree Sarah! Tracy, I've seen this quote multiple times, and wrote it out to keep. Thank you for sharing your that quote! I love the, "God bends to hear," making you think of how tiny we are in light of how big he is.