A Drop In A Bucket

I have so many good memories concerning my 49 year personal relationship with Jesus Christ. I asked Him to come into my life on May 21, 1971. It remains the best, life changing decision I ever made. Because I know Jesus in the midst of life’s biggest challenges, hurts, and struggles, there is an underlying current of peace, joy, and courage, even in the darkest of moments.

As the years of my life pass by, there is a growing longing for everyone I know to have this same exciting relationship that promises, not only help on this earth, but an unbreakable hope of sheer ecstasy for eternity. This is a gift from God; a relationship with Jesus that forgives every sin, and grants eternal life where fear, sorrow, and disappointment is non-existent.

One of my greatest joys has been in God sending me to Central Asia to a geographical location that was once part of the former Soviet Union. It has been absolute delight to share Jesus through practical helps of feeding the poor and homeless, providing medical needs and educational opportunities, various helps to disabled and homebound folks, giving hope to orphans, and to those in nursing homes facing their last years on earth.

When my father was alive, he made many trips to teach in our Bible College, staying for several months at a time. It was such fun, working together, pointing others to Jesus and helping them to walk in His ways. On one of his visits, I was recalling all God had led us to do in that part of the world. I took note of the difference we were able to make in some people’s lives — but there were so many! I remember saying to my father, “Dad, we’re only helping a drop in a bucket!” His reply, “Oh, but how blessed are those in that drop,” is etched in my heart and memory.

None of us can single handedly change the world, but we all have our own drops in a bucket. Let each of us keep looking around. Our drop might be across the road, in our church, or right in our own home, but the drop is there. Find your drop — make a difference.

Jesus said, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields.” Luke 10:2

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