Let’s consider one such saint in particular: a beautiful child full of faith named Susanna. She’s six years old. Her name signifies a lily, and she’s as precious as a fresh morning flower– blonde hair, blue eyes, and in love with Jesus.
The year is AD 404, and Susanna’s entire family has been chosen to entertain the wicked Roman emperor and a host of heathen. Within a few minutes Mom, Dad, little Jeremiah and Susanna will be dead. The family has been given the opportunity to recant their faith in Christ. “Deny Him and live,” they are told.