Monday, May 10, 2010

The world is wide, and my arms are so small.

It is difficult when you realize your horizons are endless and you cannot do EVERYTHING. It is hard to see this whole, wide world and not long for all of it. It is a struggle to narrow down your point of view, thus, cutting out breathtaking views of others of God's creations. It is painful to let go of the vast expanses and instead hold dear the things within your reach. "Breclyn, you cannot save the world. You cannot save EVERYONE," she said. "But I will die trying!"

3 comments:

gabi dickinson said...

Thankfully He doesn't ask us to take care of the whole world. Just keeping the one He places in front of you. That's how He'll change this world :)
I love you!

B-Blogit said...

We thankfully get to leave the saving to the One who's power it is to save! We just get to be the small and simple things that can bring great things to past.

Think of Mother Theresa. She didnt have the huge impact that she did without all the many many many little things she did.

You are touching lives with some adults like me and also in kids both of which will extend their arms too so your impact will only snowball out to greater mass and effect!

Keep going! Remember it took 16 SMALL stones to light the boats, not just one big one!

Keep going you are doing great!

Shannon Watson said...

The Parable of the Starfish

One morning an elderly man was walking on a nearly deserted beach. He came upon a boy surrounded by thousands and thousands of starfish. As eagerly as he could, the youngster was picking them up and throwing them back into the ocean.

Puzzled, the older man looked at the young boy and asked, "Little boy, what are you doing?"

The youth responded without looking up, "I'm trying to save these starfish, sir."

The old man chuckled aloud, and queried, "Son, there are thousands of starfish and only one of you. What difference can you make?"

Holding a starfish in his hand, the boy turned to the man and, gently tossing the starfish into the water, said, "It will make a difference to that one!"

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