brainard IMG_0038On this date, March 20, 1747, David Brainerd, missionary, to the American Indians ended his labors among them because of his health. In October of 2009, Arlene and I along with our first daughter Kalena went on vacation to Massachusetts. We stopped in Northampton at the Bridge Street Cemetery to pay respect to this man.

These are a few of my favorite quotes from David Brainerd.

Never think that you can live to God by your own power or strength; but always look to and rely on him for assistance, yea, for all strength and grace.

If you hope for happiness in the world, hope for it from God, and not from the world.

Give yourself to prayer, to reading and meditation on divine truths: strive to penetrate to the bottom of them and never be content with a superficial knowledge.

Never think that you can live to God by your own power

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