"Dost thou murmur because once thou were better? Know God was beforehand with thee in the ways of mercy, thou shouldest rather think thus, I have lived for these many years (fourty years perhaps or more) in a comfortable condition, I have lived in health, and peace, and plenty, what though the remaining part of my time have some sorrow and affliction? The Lord hath granted to me a comfortable sunshine all the day long till towards evening, and what if at seven or eight o'clock at night it begins to rain? Let me thank God I have had so fair weather all day. You that are going voyage, if you have a comfortable wind, and very fair for many months together, what if you have a little storm when you are within sight of land, will you murmur and repine? Oh no, but rather bless God that you have had such a comfortable voyage so long..."
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.124.
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