Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Jonathan Edwards had the hots for his wife.

Check out this paragraph found on the inside cover of one of Edward's grammar books. It's about a girl he had his eye on and eventually married. Apparently she captured his attention much more than his English class.

"They say there is a young lady in New Haven who is loved of that Great Being (God), 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 fillers her mid with exceeding sweet delight; and that she hardly cares for anything, except to meditate on could not persuade her to do any thing 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 this Great God has manifested Himself to her mind. She will sometimes go about place to place, singing sweetly; and seems to be always full of joy and pleasure...she loves to be alone, walking in fields and groves, and seems to have some one invisible always conversing with her."

Her name was Sarah Pierrepont. He was probably nineteen or twenty when he wrote this and they were married about 5 years later on July 28, 1727. She was seventeen. He was twenty-four.

Fellas, Edwards was a godly man. He was attracted to a godly woman. Ladies, you want a godly man? Seems they are drawn to godly women. Be one.

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