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QUOTE (John Newton) – Feb 1

February 1, 2014

English: John Newton (1725-1807)

“When I indulge myself with a particular thought of you, it usually carries me on farther, and brings me upon my knees to bless the Lord, for giving me such a treasure, and to pray for your peace and welfare . . . when I take up my pen, and begin to consider what I shall say, I am led to think of the goodness of God, who has made you mine, and given me a heart to value you. Thus my love to you, and my gratitude to him, cannot be separated. . . . All other love, that is not connected with a dependence on God, must be precarious. To this want, I attribute many unhappy marriages.”
~ John Newton, from a letter to his wife Mary

In honor of John Newton, Pastor and hymn writer, who was married to Mary Catlett on this day in 1750.  They were married for 40 years.

Resources:
Today in Christian History – February 1
John Newton on Marriage by Review of Letters to His Wife

 

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2 comments

  1. A valentine!


  2. Wow, to love and express one’s love in this manner is truly profound and completely desirable.



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