As Jesus continues to teach me about I Corinthians 13 love, I was reminded of a very important truth while reading an incredible book called Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption.
Katie Davis went to live in Uganda when she was 18, answering God’s call to serve orphans there. Today, at 22, she is the adoptive mother to thirteen precious girls, as well as the founder of Amazima Ministries, which feeds, clothes, and educates hundreds of children who otherwise would have nothing.
She is one of my heroes.
Katie admits to sometimes feeling as if she is “emptying the ocean with an eyedropper.” (p. xviii). However, she does not allow that feeling to overwhelm her. Rather “I have learned to be okay with this feeling because I have learned that I will not change the world. Jesus will do that. I can, however, change the world for one person…and if one person sees the love of Christ in me, it is worth every minute. In fact, it is worth spending my life for.” (p. xix).
Nowhere in His Word does Jesus tell us to save the world, to try to be everything to everybody.
He asks us to live within the parameter of one 24 hour day, to serve those He brings into our lives during that period of time.
So, for today, take the hand of Christ and walk with Him into your day, asking Him to give you His eyes to see that one person who may need a listening ear, a kind word,a few dollars, a bite to eat, a smile, a Bible verse, or to hear the glorious good news of the Gospel.
Never underestimate the power of your one life to make an eternal difference in the life of someone else.
“A journey of one thousand miles begins with one step.” —Chinese proverb