Sarah Edwards: “Kiss the Rod”

Sarah Edwards on hearing that her husband died:
‘What shall I say? A holy and good God has covered us with a dark cloud. O that we may kiss the rod, and lay our hands on our mouths! The Lord has done it. He has made me adore his goodness, that we had him [her husband] so long. But my God lives; and he has my heart. O what a legacy my husband , and your father, has left us! We are all given to God; and there I am, and love to be’

Murray, Iain. Jonathan Edwards: A New Biography. Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2002. 442.