Tuesday, December 10, 2013

You Can Make A Difference

Encouragement for your daily walk with God

I once heard the story of a young boy on a beach where hundreds of starfish had washed up on the sand. He thought they might die if they remained on the sand during the heat of that summer day. So he began to pick up the starfish, one-by-one, and put them back into the ocean.  

An older man watched for a little while and approached the boy. “Just what are you doing,” he asked. 

“I'm putting these poor starfish back into the ocean so they don't die in the hot sun.”  

“But what difference can you really make,” said the old man, “Look at this beach; there are hundreds of starfish here!”

The boy picked up another starfish and, placing it in the water said, “Well, it sure made a difference to that one!”

“Faithful in a very little”, the Word of God says! It is faithfulness in the little things that the Lord approves and said He would reward mightily.

A Christ follower knows that the world is like those starfish in the story - dying if they aren’t rescued. In the name of the Lord we do our best to reach those that the Lord has put in our path. We may not rescue everyone, but we can certainly make a difference in some!  

And he said to him, “Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.” Luke 19:17 

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