That quote was from Katie Davis' book "Kisses from Katie". A book that from the first read has landed among my most favorite books. I am going through it again for the second time and this entry from her journal really hit home for me.
So often I am overwhelmed with the needs out in our world.
- Tsunamis/Hurricanes/Tornadoes (some form of weather related catastrophe)
- Slave Trade
- Sex Trafficking
But you know what, I've learned that the woman who is a widow and is lonely, needs me to love her.
I've learned that the girl who sits quietly by herself, but pleads with her eyes for a conversation needs my ears and love. I've learned that the person walking out of the gas station needs an encouraging
"Many days, I am still overwhelmed by the magnitude of the need and the incredible number of children who need help. Many days I see the destitute, disease-ridden children lining the streets in the communities I serve and I want to scoop up every single one of them, take them home with me, and feed and clothe and love them. And I look at the life of my Savior, who stopped for one.
So I keep stopping and loving one person at a time. Because this is my call as a Christian. I can only do what one woman can do, but I can will do what I can."3.
1. Kisses from Katie