Returned With Interest

When the British preacher C. H. Spurgeon went to Bristol for the purpose of ministering there, he hoped to collect 300 pounds to support his work with homeless children in London. At the end of the week of meetings, many people had been blessed, and his financial goal had been reached. That night as he bowed in prayer, Spurgeon seemed to hear a voice saying, “Give that money to George Mueller.” “Oh no, Lord,” answered the minister, “I need it for my own dear orphans.” Yet he couldn’t shake the idea that God wanted him to part with it. Only when he said, “Yes, Lord, I will,” could he find rest. Early the next morning he made his way to Mueller’s orphanage and found that great man of prayer on his knees. The famous preacher placed his hand on his shoulder and said, “George, God has told me to give you this 300 pounds I’ve collected.” “My dear brother,” said Mueller, “I’ve just been asking Him for exactly that amount.” The two servants of the Lord then wept and rejoiced together. When Spurgeon returned to London, he found a letter on his desk containing 300 guineas. “There,” he cried with joy, “the Lord has returned my 300 pounds with 300 shillings interest!”

– Our Daily Bread