Spurgeon and Home

Mark 1:30
But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell Him of her.

Very interesting is this little peep into the house of the Apostolic Fisherman. We see at once that household joys and cares are no hindrance to the full exercise of ministry, nay, that since they furnish an opportunity for personally witnessing the Lord’s gracious work upon one’s own flesh and blood, they may even instruct the teacher better than any other earthly discipline. …Peter’s house was probably a poor fisherman’s hut, but the Lord of Glory entered it, lodged in it, and wrought a miracle in it. Should our little book be read this morning in some very humble cottage, let this fact encourage the inmates to seek the company of King Jesus. God is oftener in little huts than in rich palaces. Jesus is looking round your room now, and is waiting to be gracious to you.

C.H. Spurgeon
This quote came to me (in part) in a card from my friend Shawnda when I was pregnant with Jonathan and it’s been hung in my kitchen ever since.