The power of one


One good Samaritan rescued a wounded man on the Jericho Road.  cf., Luke 10

One aged man (Noah) was instrumental in saving mankind from extinction.  cf., Genesis 6; Hebrews 11:7

One man (Moses) who felt unqualified confronted a Pharaoh and led the Exodus.  cf., Exodus 3

One woman (Esther) broke longstanding tradition, walked into the king’s throne room, and saved an entire nation from genocide.  cf., Esther 4

One boy (David) faced a nine-foot giant and saved the Israelites from slavery.  cf., 1 Samuel 17

One boy’s lunch of five loaves and two fish fed thousands. cf., John 6

One slave girl was instrumental in healing a world military leader.  cf., 2 Kings 5

One vote gave Oliver Cromwell control of England in 1645.

One vote gave America the English instead of German language in 1776.

One vote saved Andrew Jackson from impeachment in 1868.

One vote gave Adolf Hitler control of the Nazi party in 1941.

“But Moses said to God, ‘Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”  Exodus 3:11

–Mike Benson

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