Friday, August 15, 2008

Drowning, but then, a light.



This is a story of a man who was crossing the Atlantic by ship. He was terribly sick and confined to his cabin. One night he heard the cry “Man overboard!” He felt that there was nothing he could do to help, but at second thought, he said to himself, “I guess I can at least put my lantern in the porthole.” He struggled to his feet and hung the light so it shined out into the darkness.

The next day he learned that the person who was rescued said, “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.”

All of us have weaknesses — and times of weakness. The fact of the matter is, though, that weak or not, we need to muster up the strength to put our lights in our portholes for the sake of the the lost among us. It’s so tempting to sulk in our weaknesses, and stay in our beds — but we should expects more of us. He has given us the strength to do all things — even move mountains! There are so many people around us sinking in despair. - snip from DL Moody

Have you shined your light for others today?

2 comments:

  1. I'm enjoying your blog! :)
    Very inspirational.

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  2. What a great metaphor and very inspiring story.

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