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Monday, January 16, 2012

Importance of One

The nation is recognizing the life of Martin Luther King today. It would be a good idea to talk through the significance of that with your kids. Not necessarily from the standpoint of the specifics of what he did, rather that one man, one person, when focused, dedicated to a cause can change a society.

This is the clear message of scripture as well. The worth of each individual. Christianity is intensely personal. Intensely individual even as it promotes interdependence. As validation for that note the number of New Testament books that are written to individuals, and note the number of names that are mentioned Philippians 2:19 - 30; Romans 16:1 - 23, are just two places. 2 Timothy 2:2 is Paul's reminder to Timothy of the imperative to invest in one person. Without much thought one can come up with a long list of individuals both good and evil, who through dedication, changed their world.

Our kids need to know that through Christ they can and should have that type of impact on their world. John 15:1 - 16 might be a good place to review this with them.

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