"What unwise course do I take? I commit further sin, and so I go further off from God, what a case am I in? God goes from me, and I from God: If the child sees the mother going from it, it is not for the child to say, my mother is gone yonder, and I will go the other way, no, but the child goes crying after the mother; and so should the soul say, I see the Lord is withdrawing his presence from me, and now it is best for me to make after the Lord with all my might..."
Jeremiah Burroughs. "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment." London: Printed by W. Bentley for L. Sadler and R. Beaumont, 1651.- Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary (New York, N.Y.) Library. p.114.
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