Faith goes up the stairs that love has made
and looks out of the windows which hope has opened.
~ Charles Spurgeon
What do you know about Charles & Susannah Spurgeon?
(This post first appeared on Robert’s site – FergusonValues – in May 2012)
One of the greatest couples of their time
Rarely does one set out to become great. In most cases, those who seek greatness fall short of leaving a lasting legacy.
But for a few, greatness is awarded for a lifetime of dedication that made a significant difference in the lives of others.
As a differentiating value, Greatness means remarkable; of major significance or importance; larger than others of it’s kind.
There are selected men and women who are heralded for their remarkable achievements. But few married couples would be added to this list.
Charles and Susannah Spurgeon are one of those rare couples. They were truly one of the greatest couples of their time.
At age 22, Charles Spurgeon was the most popular preacher of the day.
Spurgeon was the Billy Graham of his time. Known in Britain as the ‘Prince of Preachers’ it is estimated that Spurgeon preached the Gospel of Christ to 10 Million people during his lifetime.
For me, it is the enduring statement that behind a man’s success is a woman. With the support of Susannah, Charles Spurgeon will never be able to focus on the thing that he does best – preaching.
Thanks for commenting, Trevor – great insight. I believe we highly underestimate the value we add as a spouse ‘just’ by supporting.