The Secret Source of Heat

Five young college students were spending a Sunday in London, so they went to hear the famous Charles Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, the students were greeted by a man who asked, "Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the heating plant of this church?"

They were not particularly interested, for it was a hot day in July. But they didn't want to offend the stranger, so they consented. The man took them down a stairway and quietly opened a door.

Their guide whispered, "This is our heating plant."

Surprised, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking a blessing on the service that was soon to begin in the auditorium above. Softly closing the door, the gentleman then introduced himself. He was Charles Spurgeon.

"Jesus answered. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you will receive it, and it will be yours." (Mark 11:22, 24).