Monday, 9 July 2012

The Light of the World

This is just a very short story, but it is one example of how we can be the difference in someone else's life. It's easy to think we are insignificant and even the smallest gesture doesn't matter...but it does. 

D. L. Moody told the story of a man crossing the Atlantic by ship. One night, as he was confined to his cabin due to seasickness, he heard the cry, "Man overboard!" He felt that there was nothing he could do to help, but he said to himself, "I can at least put my lantern in the porthole." He struggled to his feet and hung the light so it would shine out into the darkness.

The next day he learned that the person had been rescued and had told others, "I was going down in the dark night for the last time when someone put a light in a porthole. As it shone on my hand, a sailor in a lifeboat grabbed it and pulled me in."

God has chosen us to reach out and light up lives, no matter how small or insignificant we may feel!

1 comment:

  1. Aww. What very nice story, Kuya! :) I know I am the light of my brothers and sisters! Thanks po for this beautiful reminder! ♥


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