The Power of One

One…such a little number. Some say it’s the loneliest number. I say it’s an impactful number. There is power in one. In speaking to one person. In pouring into one life. In praying for one. One life represents many lives because one person touches so many other people. One person has a mother and a father. Possibly siblings, probably aunts and uncles. One has grandparents. One person has coworkers, a boss and friends.

In John 4:1-42 we find the story of the woman at the well. Here Jesus has a conversation with a woman, not crowds, just one woman. A woman with questionable character and a shady past. Yet none of this made a difference to Jesus. He did not come to judge her but to show her that He is the anticipated deliverer and King of the Jews. The woman ended up telling people in the town about Jesus. They ran out to meet Him and many got saved. What started with a conversation with one woman ended up with the salvation of many.

I believe the Lord rejoices to see us speak to even one person about Him. The Lord cares about every person, every heart. It may be difficult as we go through the mundane routines of life. Daily we live a Christ-centered life in front of our coworkers. We do our best to raise our kids in the ways of the Lord. We continually pray for that one person. Yet with all these examples we may see nothing that tells us we’re impacting anyone. I encourage you to continue…continue being that light, continue praying, continue doing all God has called you to do. That is one seed reaching into one heart. That one moment reaches into eternity and forever changes one life who in turn plants a seed…and the circle continues.

In Zechariah 4:10 it says, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin” The Lord doesn’t want anyone to be lost but wants everyone to come to repentance. (II Peter 3:9) Much rejoicing is done over one lost person who turns to Jesus.

You never know how much impact you may make. If God sends you to just one person, GO! Never underestimate the power of one.


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