The Power of One

Do you know that one vote made Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector and gave him control of England. One vote caused Charles the First to be executed. One vote changed France from a monarchy to a republic. One vote also made Adolf Hitler head of the Nazi Party.
We may often think of our contributions as being so insignificant that they mean nothing. But history sometimes shows otherwise. One of the best known stories of Jesus is about how he received a small boy’s lunch, freely given to him, and used it to feed a multitude. The early Christians must have loved that story because it appears in all four gospels.
It is a great statement of the power of one. I may only be one, and I can’t do everything, but I can do something; and what I can do, I ought to do and, by the grace of God, it will have its effect too.

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