by Mrs Seaton

Dear Boys and Girls,

A man once asked the great preacher, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, if any one had been "saved" at a meeting that he had been preaching at. "Yes, there was," replied Mister Spurgeon, "there were two-and-a-half people saved".

The man was puzzled at this riddle for a moment, but then he said, "Oh, yet, I see; you men there were two adults, and one child saved!" "Oh, no," said Mr Spurgeon. "I mean there were two children and one adult saved!"

You see, boys and girls, the adult - the grown-up person, who was saved, had only half of his life to live for Jesus – he had already lived half of his life. But the children who were saved had their whole lives before them and could live their whole lives for Jesus. So, Mr Spurgeon was right, was he not, when he said that the "two-and-a-half people" who were saved at his meeting were not two adults and one child, but two children and one adult.

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