I found this quote by the Puritan Thomas Hooker under the heading of “A Husband’s Dream”. I liken it better to a “husband’s prayer”, for it is my prayer as a husband to my wife. I pray that God will continue to grace me with such a love for my wife.
The man whose heart is endeared to the woman he loves…dreams of her in the night, hath her in his eye and apprehension when he awakes, museth on her as he sits at the table, walks with her when he travels… She lies in his bosom, and his heart trusts in her, which forceth all to confess that the stream of his affection, like a mighty current, runs with full tide and strength.
November 29, 2007 at 2:19 am
I look forward to this day….
….and his heart trusts in her, which forceth all to confess that the stream of his affection, like a mighty current, runs with full tide and strength.
It will be nice when all others’ doubts are behind us. God has been so gracious to us, and I know He will continue to bless us as we grow closer and closer together. With God as our focus, I can’t see anything else mattering, can you?
November 29, 2007 at 10:32 am
Ever read JI Packers – A Quest for Godliness? Awesome chapter on the Puritans and Marriage.
November 29, 2007 at 10:54 am
No I haven’t Leo. But thanks to you I have added another book to my growing book wish list. My wife purchased a couple of good biographies a couple of weeks ago. Right now we are enjoying Spurgeon by Arnold A. Dallimore.
November 29, 2007 at 11:27 pm
Thanks Barry. Great quote….those puritans were very romantic.
April 22, 2009 at 9:34 am
Thank you Mr. Schneider for another chance to reflect and stop to pray. Each day I am surprised at the things Christ has in store for me. I can never anticipate what it will be, only that it will be better than I could ever imagine.
To tell you the truth, I stumbled upon your blog trying to find a picture of an elderly couple for my study flyer. I am a nurse researcher exploring the experiences of spousal caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Most research in the field has been done on the challenges and burden of these spouses because many of them have significantly negative outcomes. I am interested in the spouses who experience dementia caregiving differently. I came across an article by a catholic nun who compared the burden of caregiving to the ‘burden’ of the cross. And how the burden can actually be the source of personal integrity and social influence. .. .. I am hoping to find something that can help other caregivers.
So, I guess I wanted to ask your permission to use the above picture on my study flyer for recruitment?
I’m glad I looked for the picture source, instead of giving up, so that I was able to find your blog.
Today I will meditate on John Owen’s quote from your blog
“He who prays as he ought will endeavour to live as he prays” Grace… mercy..
Have a blessed day.