When we see the immensity of the task before us and the multitude of needs to be met, it is easy to become paralyzed with discouragement thinking that it is humanly impossible to make a difference.
Let me share with you a well known illustration that puts it all into perspective. it goes something like this…a young man was walking along the beach where hundreds of star fish had washed ashore. Wanting desperately to help , he began to pick up one at a time and throw it back into the ocean as he walked along.
There was an older man walking by that said, ” son you’re wasting your time there are so many star fish there you’re not even making a difference. ”
Without looking up, without changing his pace, he picked up another star fish threw it back into the ocean and said, “I made a difference in that one.”
One soul is more valuable than all the world
Jesus said, “what does it profit a man if he gain the world but lose his soul”. That tells me that one soul is more valuable than all the world.
If we can save the soul of one man, we’ve made a world of difference.
Don’t look to the right nor to the left. Keep moving steadily forward fulfilling your calling. Carry the good news of salvation and healing to the world around you. You will become a real part of changing it. You will make a difference