Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Post from John Currid and his True North Blog

Lady Jane Grey

A recent publication I would encourage you to read is a book by Faith Cook called The Nine Day Queen of England: Lady Jane Grey (Evangelical Press). In the mid-16th century, Jane Grey ascended the throne of England, but was quickly deposed and executed by beheading. She was a Christian, a Protestant, and one who was steeped in the Bible and the catechims. Kneeling at the scaffold, she recited the fifty first psalm in its entirety, that is, David's great psalm of contrition. Then she turned and witnessed to those in attendance regarding the salvation that one can have through the blood of Jesus! The executioner was so moved that he asked for Jane Grey to forgive him. She put her head on the block, and called out in a clear, strong voice, "Lord, into thy hands I commend my spirit!" Lady Jane Grey was 16 years old.

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