I came accost a blog today of David Brainard's diary. He was a young minister to the Indian tribes of Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He has a very powerful, very focused last entry before his death. I pray some day I can share my thoughts with such passionate, unreserved, intimacy with my Lord.
My soul was this day, at turns, sweetly set on God: I longed to be with him, that I might behold his glory. I felt sweetly disposed to commit all to him, even my dearest friends, my dearest flock, my absent brother, and all my concerns for time and eternity. Oh that his kingdom might come in the world; that they might all love and glorify him, for what he is in himself; and that the blessed Redeemer might see the travail of his soul, and be satisfied! 'Oh come, Lord Jesus, come quickly! Amen.'
Note from Jonathan Edwards: Here ends his diary. These are the last words that are written in it, either by his own hand, or by any other from his mouth.