Monday, August 21, 2006

Jonathon and Sarah Edwards

I was encouraged by the life of Sarah Edwards as I read a short biography about her marriage to Jonathon today. A biographer (Dodds) of the Edwards couple wrote:

Sarah's way with their children did more for [Jonathon] Edwards than shield him from hullabbaoo while he studied. The family gave him incarnate foundation for his ethic.... The last Sunday [Edwards] stood in the Northampton pulpit as pastor of the church he said this word for his people:

"Every family ought to be... a little church, consecrated to Christ and wholly influenced and governed by His rules. And family education and order are some of the chief means of grace. If these fail, all other means are like to prove ineffectual."