The Importance of One

A young man walking along the beach at dawn noticed an old man picking up starfish and tossing them into the sea. It was obvious he was rescuing the starfish before they were baked by the summer sun.

“Old man, this is a big beach with hundreds of these starfish,” the young man siad sarcastically. “How can your efforts make any difference?”

The old man looked at the starfish in his hand and then threw it to safety in the waves. “It makes a difference to this one,” he replied.

Christians should be concerned about the lost souls in this world. While there are innumerable people who are lost, the task of saving everyone of them seems impossible, but that is no excuse for failure to try and save them from eternal perdition. Just like the old man and the concern he had for starfish, we all can begin with just one.

Begin today - tomorrow may not come.

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