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Confidence In Death

Our Daily Bread, April 20

Charles Simeon, the great 19th-century English preacher, lived in this hope to the day of his death. As he lay mortally ill in his Cambridge home, he realized that his time on earth was fast slipping away. He turned to those at his bedside and asked, "Do you know what comforts me just now? I find infinite consolation in the fact that in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

His friends asked him how that thought could give him solace as he faced death. He answered with the confidence of one about to meet his Lord, "Why, if God can bring all the wonder of the worlds out of nothing, He may still make something out of me!" - P.R.V.