Monday, April 20, 2009

You Are Not Forgotten

A selection from a letter by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), author of the useful evangelistic classic, The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul, which was instrumental in the conversion of William Wilberforce. The letter was written to his wife, Mercy. They were deeply in love and wrote letters filled with longing one for the other when away.

Remember me to the dear children, and tell them I am very glad to hear they are so well, and that I pray for them every day. Their dear mamma may be sure she is not forgotten. I hope we shall have many comfortable days and Sabbaths together. And in the meantime, let us, whether present or absent from each other, own the divine goodness in preserving us so graciously thus long and endeavour to prepare more and more for that better world, where so many of our dear friends are awaiting us and where there will be no more absence.

The Christian Lover: The Sweetness of Love and Marriage in the Letters of Believers, Michael A. G. Haykin with Victoria J. Haykin, Reformation Trust, 2009, p. 21.

No comments: