In our vastly populated, impersonal world, it is easy to underestimate the significance of one person. With so many people, most of whom seem so much more capable, more gifted, more prosperous, more important than we, who are we to think our part amounts to much? I’m just one person, who cannot make much difference.
That’s the way most people think. They really do!
Aren’t you glad Henry Ford didn’t think like that? And Martin Luther King, Jr.? And Walt Disney? And Martin Luther? And Winston Churchill? And Irving Berlin? And Abraham Lincoln? And Charles Wesley? And Dwight L. Moody? And Corrie ten Boom?
“But it’s a different world today,” you say. “Back then, there was room for an individual to emerge and stand out in a crowd, but now, there’s no way!”
Wrong. God has always underscored individual involvement . . . and He still does.
How many did it take to help the victim who got mugged on the Jericho Road? One
How many were chosen by God to confront Pharaoh and lead the Exodus? One
How many sheep got lost and became the object of concern to the shepherd? One
How many were needed to confront adulterous David and bring him to his knees in full repentance? One
How many prophets were called to stand before wicked King Ahab and predict a drought? One
How many did the Lord use to get the attention of the land of Israel and prepare the way for Messiah? One
Never underestimate the power of one! And that one just may be you.