In Love With Christ: The Narrative of Sarah Edwards (Edwards)

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Sarah Edwards was the wife of America's greatest theologian, Jonathan Edwards. Her narrative took place in the year 1742. In it, she chronicled the grace of God opening the yes of her heart to receive an uncommonly clear sight of His love made manifest in Christ crucified. As she beheld Him in His beauty, she was melted into His image and transformed into His likeness. To use the words of Solomon, she was "lovesick." Her heart was lifted up to partake of the sweetest, most holy communion with God. She experienced a holy intercourse with God which she described as a constant flowing back and forth of love. Everything on earth seemed inconsequential, so long as she had Christ. The more she saw Him by faith, the more she saw her own sinfulness. She was grieved, humbled, and broken. Yet, at the same time, she abounded in joy, for the more she saw her own unworthiness, in contrast to His worth, the more she could comprehend the breath, length, height, and depth of His love in giving up of Himself for her. O the praise that involuntarily springs up at such sights! These sights were what God used to free her from sin, wean her from the world, and grace her to surrender to His providence, as well as to enable her to overflow with love for the brethren, to be full of concern for the lost, and to be committed to His glory above all things. 

 

Table of Contents: 

Section I

1. Introduction to Sarah Edwards

2. Introduction to Sarah’s Narrative 

Section II 

3. Sarah’s Narrative 

4. Sereno’s Commentary on Sarah’s Narrative 

5. Jonathan’s Edition of Sarah’s Narrative 

6. Jonathan’s Commentary on Sarah’s Narrative 

7. Sereno’s Commentary on Jonathan’s Edition 

8. An invitation to Drink and Imbibe

Section III 

9. Introduction to Phebe’s Narrative

10. The Narrative of Phebe

Appendix

The Life of Jonathan’s Sister, Jerusha 

The Descendants of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards