Make a Difference

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Maybe you’ve heard Loren Eisley’s story of the starfish. A man is walking along a beach strewn with hundreds of starfish. He sees a boy vigorously throwing the creatures back out into the ocean. The man says to the boy, “What are you doing? There are too many starfish to save. You can’t make a difference.”

The boy keeps throwing. Tossing a starfish back in, he says, “I made a difference for that one.”

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. We all face seemingly impossible situations. How do we respond? Like the man, do we shake our heads and move on? Or like the boy, do we see the need and steadily do what we can . . . in the high calling of our daily work?

...we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by your faith. (2 Thess. 1:11)