January 1, 1758

1758 January 1 (Sunday).  Surely great is the Mercy and Goodness of God that not only continues my Life but the Day and means of Grace.  It is yet an Accepted Time and Day of Salvation.  O might I know and improve the Things of my Eternal Peace before they are hid from My Eyes!  Blessed be God for another Christian Sabbath!  Read 1 Chron. 23.  Having had no Time at all to prepare, repeated Sermon on 2 King. 20.1 which I composed in the Year (26).  I chose this Subject partly on Consideration of the New Year, and partly Mrs. Maynards Death.  P.M. read Luk. 12 — v.30.