“What a great thing it is to save a soul! You can never know how great it is unless you have stood the capacity of a saviour to other men. Yon heroic man who, yesterday, when the house was burning, climbed the creaking stair-case, and, almost suffocated by the smoke, entered an upper chamber, snatched the babe from its bed and a woman from the window, bore them down in his arms, and saved them at the peril of his own life, he can tell you what a great thing it is to save a fellow-creature. Yon noble-hearted youth who, yesterday, sprang into the river, at the hazard of himself, and snatched a drowning man from death, he felt, when he stood upon the shore, what a great thing it was to save a life. Ah! but you can not tell what a great thing it is to save a soul. It is only our Lord Jesus Christ who can tell you that, for he is the only one who has ever been the Saviour of sinners.” 1
1 – C. H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon’s Sermons, Volume 2 (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2016), 271.