Infinite love and mercy.

June 22, 2010

Ann Judson, in a letter recounting the year and a half she spent in Burma, following her husband from prison to prison:

[It] was almost too much for me to bear: and had it not been for the consolations of religion, and an assured conviction that every additional trial was ordered by infinite love and mercy, I must have sunk under my accumulated sufferings.

(Sharon James, My Heart in His Hands: Ann Judson of Burma, p. 174)

Adoniram Judson, in a letter to Ann’s mother shortly after Ann’s death:

I will not trouble you, my dear mother, with an account of my own private feelings — the bitter heart-rending anguish, which for some days would not admit of mitigation, and the comfort which the Gospel subsequently afforded, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which brings life and immortality to light.  Blessed assurance — and let us apply it afresh to our hearts …

(James, p. 193)

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