Mark 16:15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature
I saw them. They were many. So many life boats drifting in the ocean. I ran to the water calling out. I was frantic. No one was answering. No life stirred. My heart beat wild with fear. My eyes watered and my feet picked up speed. I splashed in the water swimming fast as I could to reach them. I looked in one. No one was there. I swam for the next life boat. No one was there. I screamed on top of my lungs. ‘Anyone there?’ Nothing. Just stillness.
“Lord, no!” I prayed. “Not one can be lost Lord. Not one!”
I swam for the next boat and found nothing. My strength was failing. ‘One more boat’ I said to myself and swam with all my might. I looked and my heart broke. A small doll lay in the middle but no one was inside. Depleted of strength, I got in, clutched the doll to my chest and cried and anguished cry for lives lost.
“Hello!’ A voice, faint and scared called out.
I looked around hoping to see the one life I could save. But no one was there. I looked back at the doll and back at the sea. Someone is out there, someone needs me. Someone is calling out. I have to answer. I have to go. I jumped back in the water, taking the doll with me. I swam, called, swam, and called until something brushed against me. I turned scared only to find a child staring up at me. ‘You came.’ She said.
Back on shore, with the child clutched in my arms, I sobbed, desperate to warm her freezing body. I prayed. I cried. I prayed. I cried. Just one life. Only one life was saved that day. My heart breaking, I stood up and staggered to the white house and entered it barely able to stand. I saw the white blanket and wrapped the child in it.
One life. Only one life was saved today.
“You came” the child said again.
“Yes, I came” was all I could say.
It was then that I realized it is better to save one life than none at all. Heaven rejoices when the 1 is saved. We all have to start somewhere, one soul, one life at a time. Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me”. (John 14:6)
(Lord Jesus help me share about You to the lost and dying that You maybe known by them. Amen.)