I am now separated from the people between whom and me there was once the greatest union. Remarkable is the providence of God in this matter. In this event we have a striking instance of the instability and uncertainty of all things here below. The dispensation is indeed awful in many respects, calling for serious reflection and deep humiliation in me and my people. The enemy, far and near, will now triumph; but God can overrule all for his own glory. I have now nothing visible to depend upon for my future usefulness, or the subsistence of my numerous family. But I hope we have an all-sufficient, faithful, covenant God, to depend upon. I desire that I may ever submit to him, walk humbly before him, and put my trust wholly in him. I desire, dear Sir, your prayers for us, under our present circumstances.
No one knows what the future might bring to any of our lives. But the God who holds the future has promised good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Nothing is a mystery or surprise to God and He always finishes what He starts. He finished what He started in Edwards’ life and He will finish what He starts in the lives of all who submit to Christ, walk humbly before Him and put their trust wholly in Him.