The Starfish Story


Starfish making a difference

       I was walking down a deserted beach at sunset. As I ambled along, I noticed a local man in the distance. Coming closer, I saw that he kept leaning down, picking something up and throwing it into the water. Time and again he kept hurling things into the ocean.

      As I approached even closer, I saw that the man was picking up starfish that had been washed up on the beach and, one at a time, he was throwing them back into the water.

      I was puzzled. I approached the man and said, “Good evening, friend. I was wondering what you are doing.”

      “I’m throwing these starfish back into the ocean. You see, it’s low tide right now and all of these starfish have been washed up onto the shore. If I don’t throw them back into the sea, they’ll die up here from lack of oxygen.”

      “I understand,” I replied, “but there must be thousands of starfish on this beach! You can’t possibly get to all of them. There are simply too many. And don’t you realize this is probably happening on hundreds of beaches all up and down the coast. Can’t you see that you can’t possibly make a difference?”

      The man smiled, bent down and picked up yet another starfish, and as he threw it back into the sea, he replied, “Made a difference to that one!”

        Jesus Makes All The Diffrence!  Ask Him to Come Into Your Heart Today!  John 3:16


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