October 28, 1742

1742 October 28 (Thursday).  We have the utmost Reason to Celebrate the Divine Patience and Longsuffering inasmuch as He has not only waited Three Years upon this Church and upon Me their unworthy Pastor, seeking fruit upon us — nor only Three Times Three; but this Day it is no less Space than Twice Three times Three Years.[1]  O may we be humbled for our manifold Defects and unprofitableness!  O might I in peculiar who have the greatest need!  And may God of his infinite Mercy grant us grace, and to me in Special that henceforth we may bring Some Fruit to his Glory!  Jejun. Priv.

[1]Parkman was ordained on October 28, 1724.