God’s Blessings and Care for Us

“That being who give me existence, and through almost threescore years has been continually showering his favor is upon me, whose very chastisements have been blessings to me; can I doubt that he loves me? And, if he loves me, can I doubt that he will go on to take care of me, not only here but hereafter? This to some may seem presumption; to me it appears the best grounded hope: hope of the future, built on experience of the past.”

—Benjamin Franklin, Smyth 4:248. (1764.)