I don't know about you, but sometimes things can get overwhelming. There are so many needs – so many people need food or clothing. So many need Christ. Even that parts I'm called to seem so much bigger than my ability.
It was one of those kinds of moments that led Pebbles Thompson to bring some questions to God. And his answer – no surprise – is a good one.
Pebbles and her team provide bags of hope for children who have been victims of significant child abuse. They are supported by donations and there are times when the donations are down but the needs are up. And in those times, it can start to feel like it will be impossible to make a difference.
One of those times, God answered the question Pebbles asked with a question of His own:
If you could only help one child a day for the rest of your life, would it be worth it?
Of course, her answer was “YES.” And it turned out that was exactly what God was doing at that time in her ministry.
However, the same question applies to us.
- If only one person comes to know Christ, is it enough?
- If only one person is encouraged, equipped, challenged, or inspired, is it enough?
- If only one person is clothed or has food or water, is enough?
- If only one person is protected, is it enough?
Yes. It is. Because God honors obedience more than our view of success.
That's not to say that we should squander resources or stop at only one. But it does help us answer the question: is it enough?