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SLEEPING THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR EXECUTION

In 1555, Nicholas Ridley was burned at the stake because of his witness for Christ. On the night before Ridley’s execution, his brother offered to remain with him in the prison chamber to be of assistance and comfort. Nicholas declined the offer and replied that he meant to go to bed and sleep as quietly as ever he did in his life. Because he knew the peace of God, he could rest in the strength of the everlasting arms of his Lord to meet his need. So can we!

[Source: 10,000 sermon illustrations. 2000 (electronic ed.). Dallas: Biblical Studies Press. From a sermon by Author: David Scudder, "Satan’s War against God’s Creaton II" 2/16/2009]

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