“God is a perpetual refuge and security to his people. His providence is not confined to one generation ; it is not one age only that tastes of his bounty and compassion. His eye never yet slept, nor hath he suffered the little ship of his church to be swallowed up, though it hath been tossed upon the waves. He hath always been an haven to preserve us, a house to secure us. He hath always had compassions to pity us, and power to pro tect us. He hath had a face to shine, when the world hath had an angry countenance to frown. In all generations he is a dwelling-place,to secure his people here, or entertain them above. His providence is not wearied, nor his care fainting. He never wanted will to relieve us, for ‘ he hath been our refuge ; ‘ nor ever can want power to support us, for he is a God ‘ from everlasting to everlasting.’ The church never wanted a pilot to steer her, and a rock to shelter her, and dash in pieces the waves which threaten her.”
Have a Joyous Thanksgiving!