Sunday, September 5

Sept. 5.

Discoursed to the Indians from the parable of the sower, afterwards conversed particularly with sundry persons, which occasioned them to weep, and even cry out in an affecting manner, and seized others with surprise and concern; and I doubt not but that a divine power accompanied what was then spoken. Sundry of these persons had been with me to Crossweeksung, and had there seen, and some of them, I trust, felt the power of God's word in an effectual and saving manner. I asked one of them, who had obtained comfort, and given hopeful evidences of being truly religious, Why he now cried? He replied, "When he thought how Christ was slain like a lamb, and spilt his blood for sinners, he could not help crying, when he was all alone:" and thereupon burst out into tears and cries again. I then asked his wife, who had likewise been abundantly comforted, wherefore she cried? She answered, "She was grieved that the Indians here would not come to Christ, as well as those at Crossweeksung." I asked her if she found a heart to pray for them, and whether Christ had seemed to be near to her of late in prayer, as in time past? (which is my usual method of expressing a sense of the divine presence.) She replied, "Yes, he had been near to her; and that at some times when she had been praying alone, her heart loved to pray so, that she could not bear to leave the place, but wanted to stay and pray longer."

4 comments:

Jungle Pop said...
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rebecca said...

It's the record of the reaction to gospel that makes these so interesting to read, isn't it?

rebecca said...

Oooh, Joe! I'm sorry, but I must have accidently deleted your post when I added mine in response. I'm sorry.....

People like me shouldn't be allowed to administer sites!

Jungle Pop said...

LOL! That's okay. My first thought when I came back to the comments was, "Dang! I didn't think I said anything obscene on David Brainerd's Blog!" Then I saw your comment.

Kinda weird leaving comments here, anyway. I mean, David's not going to reply or anything. And unless you want to speak for him, you're left with the job of saying, "Uh huh" to anyone who comments.