Rowlandson - E87 .R885 1856

Mrs. Rowlandfon. 119 to sleep quietly without working in my thoughts, whole nights together ; but now it is otherwise with me. When all are fast about me, and no eye open, but his who ever awaketh, my thoughts are upon things past, upon the awful dispen- sations of the Lord towards us, upon his wonderful power and might in carrying of us through so many difficulties, in re- turning us in safety, and suffering none to hurt us. I remember in the night season, how the other day I was in the midst of thousands of enemies, and noth- ing but death before me. It was then hard work to persuade myself, that ever I should be satisfied with bread again. But now we are fed with the finest of the wheat, and (as I may say) with honey out of the rock. Instead of the husks we have the fat calf. The thoughts of these things in the particulars of them, and of the love and goodness of God