From Abraham and Sarah, to Martin and Katie Luther, Scripture and church history afford a broad spectrum of Kingdom couples. Holy matrimonies brought into union by Divine Providence for the express purpose of building the Church. In as many as have been gifted to the body of Christ, I do not know of a sweeter love story than that of Charles and Susannah Spurgeon. In sickness and health, in good report and evil, Susannah faithfully loved and nurtured the man whose labors, generations later, still bless the church. I am convinced if the man himself were with us today he would not hesitate – not for one second, to tell us he was a better minister, a better man because of her. If you’ve ever read a sermon, consulted a commentary, or benefitted at all from his work, it’s not just him you should be acknowledging but his devoted helpmate, Susannah Thompson Spurgeon. Like many other pastors wives who quietly serve in the shadows of their husbands, we, the Church, owe a galaxy of thanks to Mrs. Spurgeon for her life of service, sacrifice, and suffering. Without her, the greatest preacher and evangelist of the nineteenth century could never accomplish all that he did.
On Tuesday, September 2nd, Heavenly Springs will commence a three-part series on Susannah Spurgeon. The series will cover, among other things, her courtship and marriage, her invaluable service to her husband and the ministry, her debilitating chronic illness and her faithful encouragement in her husband’s darkest hours. It is my hope that this brief presentation will help you appreciate this adorable saint. It’s safe to say that Charles Spurgeon was absolutely in love with his wife, and it’s not hard to see why. She has endeared herself to my heart, and I trust she will do the same for you, too.
FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY! At the end of the series, I will be giving away two copies of Susannah Spurgeon: Free Grace and Dying Love (Morning Devotions with the Life of Susannah Spurgeon). I chose this book because it contains two works in one volume. Starting Tuesday, September 2nd, if you are interested in participating, leave a comment at the end of each presentation. You may increase your chances by sharing on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media. Just let me know what you have done in your comment, and I will add your name once for each share.
The schedule for the series is:
- Tuesday, September 2nd – Part 1 (The Book Giveaway will open.)
- Wednesday, September 3rd – Part 2
- Thursday, September 4th – Part 3
- Friday, September 5th – The Book Giveaway will close at 9pm EST.
- Saturday, September 6th – Winners will be notified via email.
Have a beautiful Labor Day weekend! Hope to see you back on Tuesday!