Monday, May 14, 2012

Just a drop in the ocean?

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” -Mother Teresa

Sometimes it can feel like that one shoebox, such a simple thing, can't begin to make a difference. Oh but it DOES!!! That one simple shoebox goes to a child! A child who through the box experiences joy in the receiving of gifts. Who experiences loves because YOU CARED. And learns through the gospel message received that GOD CARES TOO!!

That one simple gift can be a seed planted... can be the beginning of faith for one child... who can be the start of something MUCH bigger. That one drop can have a ripple effect. Many times families come to Christ as well. And even the whole community.

 But who are we to dismiss even ONE. For we know God rejoices over that one precious child. Jesus would have died even just for them!! Never underestimate the power of a single shoebox.

 But know something NEAT????? This year, Samaritan's Purse will see the 100 millionth shoebox packed and distributed! 100 million children reached in this simple way with the gospel message and the love of Christ.

Yes, there IS an ocean out there.... an ocean of lost and hurting children. You can't save them all. But, one by one by one... GOD CAN.. and He uses us... and the power of a simple gift.

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