A man goes to bed willingly and cheerfully, because he knows he shall rise again the next morning, and be renewed in his strength. Confidence in the resurrection would make us go to the grave as cheerfully as we go to our beds; it would make us die more comfortably, and sleep more quietly, in the bosom of the Lord than we rest in our own beds.

—Thomas Manton
Cited by Charles H. Spurgeon, Flowers from a Puritan’s Garden (Passmore & Alabaster, 1883).


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