I’ve added a new page by this same name. Go there to read the entire account of events surrounding Christian’s stay there.
Charles H. Spurgeon believed that the palace represented the Church. Please take this link to Sherry’s blog He Hath Said to get a pdf version of Spurgeon’s book about The Pilgrim’s Progress (the link is to the right of the image of the book cover).
The following is a lovely and encouraging excerpt from this part of John Bunyan’s book:
“Thus they discoursed together till late at night; and after they had committed themselves to their Lord for protection, they betook themselves to rest: the Pilgrim they laid in a large upper chamber, whose window opened towards the sun-rising: the name of the chamber was Peace; where he slept till break of day, and then he awoke and sang—
‘Where am I now? Is this the love and care
Of Jesus for the men that pilgrims are?
Thus to provide! that I should be forgiven!
And dwell already the next door to heaven!’”