My wife and I were out touring NH covered bridges out in Swanzey when I saw that we were only eight miles away from Northfield, Massachusettes. Northfield is the birthplace and final resting place of D.L. Moody, the great evangelical preacher of the late 1800’s. Great revivals took place here in America as well as in England. They say that Moody was responsible for a million people coming to know Christ as Saviour! He and his wife are buried to the rear of his birth home, next to the campus he founded to educate poor children. Sadly, today there is no longer a Gospel witness even though the school continues on as a secular institution. There are many quotes attributed to D. L. Moody, so many they are too numerous to mention here. But an appropriate one for this post is this:
Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now.