Last week I reviewed the new biography done on Susannah Spurgeon, wife of Charles Spurgeon. So I thought it only fitting that I share her testimony this week. In the biography her son wrote on her, he details how she was brought up in a Christian household but was soundly saved by Gods grace through the preaching of Romans 10:8. Here is an excerpt from Charles Ray Spurgeon’s Mrs. C. H. Spurgeon.
“Brought up in a godly family’ and having earnest Christian friends, Susannah Thompson was not indifferent to the importance of religion in the individual life, but it was by means of a sermon from Romans 10:8, “The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart,” preached at the old Poultry Chapel, by the Rev. S. B. Bergne, that the girl was first aroused to a sense of her own personal need of a Savior. “From that service,” she says, “I date the dawning of the true light in my soul. The lord said to me, through His servant, ‘Give Me thy heart, and, constrained by His love, that night witnessed my solemn resolution of entire surrender to Himself.”
It wasn’t much longer after this that she would meet the love of her earthly life in that same pulpit as where she heard that sermon. Susie struggled with assurance, a fact that would later be pointed out to Charles. His answer was to send her a gift, John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress. It’s no wonder that later she would start a ministry of sending Godly books to hurting pastors. It was a book given in love and prayer that helped her to grow in her confidence in Christ’s saving work. Susies testimony is a simple, pure, and honest one. It reminds us that Gods chosen method is the preaching of His Word, which is an important reminder in a day when some would like to ‘unhitch’ from it. I hope this blesses you all, my beloved brethren, and as always be good Berean’s and study to show yourselves approved.