Sinner in the Hands of a Patient God

Jonathon Edwards probably most famous for his sermon “Sinner in the Hands of an Angry God”, had another side to his personality. For instance, as evidenced by these quotations:

And my mind was greatly engaged to spend my time in reading and meditating on Christ, on the beauty and excellency of person, and the lovely way of salvation by free grace in him.

. . . a divine beauty; far purer than anything here upon the earth; and that every thing else was like mire and defilement, in comparison of it.

When I look into my heart, and take a view of my wickedness, it looks like an abyss infinitely deeper than hell.

[I] have experienced more of an abhorrence of my own righteousness.

When we look seriously at our own sinful past;  the desires we once chased, can we do anything but Praise the God Who had infinite patience toward us?

Sinner in the Hands of a Patient God