Thursday, November 15, 2012

Making a difference

"And of some have compassion, making a difference:" Jude 1:22

The Legend of the Starfish
"A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy. Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned. The boy was walked slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into the ocean.
The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said, “I have been watching what you are doing, son. You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize how many beaches there are around here and how many starfish are dying on every beach every day. Surely such an industrious and kind hearted boy such as yourself could find something better to do with your time. Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make a difference?”
The boy looked up at the man, and then he looked down at a starfish by his feet. He picked up the starfish, and as he gently tossed it back into the ocean, he said, “It makes a difference to that one.”

How long has it  been since you felt compassion?
Real, heart-softening, chest tightening compassion.
Have you ever felt like that?
God shows you a need and you can't get it out of your brain.

God has us on earth for a purpose for a reason.
God has us exactly where we are for a purpose for a reason.
Believe it or not, there are things that you  {pointed finger} can do that no one else can.
I'm not talking about painting the Sistine Chapel or building the Brooklyn Bridge. 
Little things are important.

Let's all purpose in our hearts to look for reasons to make a difference
 in others lives in the next few days.
Introducing the Making a Difference Bracelet Set in the Market Place
that's my 2 cents worth, 

This exact story is found many places on the internet but this is where I copied it from and I wanted to give credit.


Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

Beautifully put. I could not agree more!


Nancy Carr said...

Maria, What a lovely story. Thank you so much. I also forwarded itto my friends and told the ones in NE Missouri about you. Peace

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