The Power of One

The Christian Connection

September Newsletter

“The Power Of One”

By Myra F. Smith


Bible Verse: “…but a Samaritan (foreigner), who was traveling, came upon him, and when he saw him, he was deeply moved with compassion for him, and went to him and bandaged up his wounds….” (Luke 10:33-34)

A man is traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho; he is robbed, beaten, and left for dead beside the road.

Three men come by. The first is a priest; the second, a Levite, and the third, a Samaritan. The first two were respected members of society. The Samaritan was an outcast. The first two men walk away, but the Samaritan stops to help; bandages his wounds, and pays for a safe place for him to spend the night.

This brings me to a modern story. Recently, five teens stood beside a river and watched a man drown. Not one of them offered to swim out to him; not one looked for anything to pull him out of the river; not one teen used their cell phone to call for help. In fact, one of the teens shouted back to the man, “We’re not going to help you.” The man, a husband and father, died.

Without THE ONE who forgives our sins; heals our bodies; tends to our wounds; soothes our ravaged souls; lifts our broken spirits; gives us hope for tomorrow, and NEVER FAILS TO HELP, we would be forever lost.

ONE PERSON can heal a wound; soothe a broken spirit; give food to the hungry; give water to the thirsty, and set someone on a new path of hope and healing.



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