2008-05-17 - Esther's Thoughts
Esther 2:15, "And Esther found favor in the eyes of all who saw her."
In Iain Murray's biography on Jonathan Edwards, he has a chapter on his daughter Esther, who in addition to being the daughter of "America's Theologian," was a mother herself - and wife of the President of early Princeton University, which was then known as the College of New Jersey. At one point in her journal, she records after a conversation with her father, "What a mercy that I have such a Father! Such a Guide!" Esther herself, however, has some interesting observations concerning life in general, and Murray records them in a chapter in his biography of Edwards. It is a woman's insight into life, from her journal, which was not meant for publication. They include some of her more interesting thoughts and have been supplied by Murray in his biography (There are a couple of spelling mistakes - They are from her journal):
"Make it the business of life to prepare for heaven.
These are thoughts from a daughter, wife, and mother. They give some of the mundane issues and feelings life brings, along with some deep reflections on the things of God. I commend them to you for consideration, and I hope that all mothers, and all daughters, had a blessed Mother's Day.
Soli Deo Gloria,