Good morning dear saints. Hope you are off to a great start this morning. It is a little chilly around here for a morning walk so I did it in my mind. Boy do I feel refreshed.
I am doing research for a book that probably will never be published but it is exciting to study about the things that matter to God and submit to His will in my life. I came across this illustration that I have included in the work that I am doing. Let me share it with you. I believe it is the work entitled “The Star Thrower” by Loren Eiseley. It goes like this: “An elderly gentleman who daily waked on the beach before he begin his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the beach after a big storm had passed and found a vast beach littered with Starfish as far as the eye could see. Off in the distance he noticed a small boy approaching. As he was walking, he would pause and bend down and pick up an object and throw it into the ocean, the boy came closer and the man called out, ‘Good morning! May I ask what you are doing?’ The young lad paused, looked up, and replied, ‘throwing Starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up on the beach and they can't return to the sea by themselves; when the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.’ The old gentleman replied, ‘But there are thousands of Starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.’ The boy bent down and picked up two Starfish, handing one to the gentleman, suggesting he throw his into the ocean as well. Then the lad said, ‘It made a difference to those two.’”
Life for me is like picking up a Starfish and placing it back where it can become healthy. There are many lives scattered along the path. Some are lost souls, shattered hearts, broken dreams, and lingering lives that need someone to bring a ray of hope and encouragement to them. Whether is is a church, a Christian, or a person in the crowd, each one of us can pick up a life and give them hope again. Have a blessed day as we lift one another up under our loads. Be a blessed as you take your stroll on the beach of life this morning.