Spurgeon's Mother's Prayers Answered in an Unusual Way
Spurgeon's early years unfolded outside the Baptist tradition. After his conversion experience in the Primitive Methodist chapel, his Congregational parents and grandparents were startled that he should choose the Baptist way of expressing his Christian life and ministry. An interesting and rather humorous anecdote arose in this context. After he announced to his parents his determination to become a Baptist, his mother said to him, "Son, I have often prayed for your conversion, but I hever thought you would become a Baptist." Charles, with his usual quick wit replied, "Mother, that shows you that God has not only answered your prayers but has done exceeding abundantly above all you asked or thought."