Because of One

February 23, 2011 at 7:31 pm 2 comments

Have you ever thought of how powerful one person can be. Literally one person can make a world of difference, to one person. We can all effect just one person. What we don’t see is the ripple effect of that occurs because of that one person whom we touched. We find examples, for good and evil, every the effect of just one person.

So the first place we can turn is to the scriptures. One of my favorite scripture stories is of a Book of Mormon prophet Abinadi. Abinadi lived among a group of people who were really wicked. He was called as a prophet to tell the people to repent. They didn’t listen. In the end the king order the death of Abinadi. Now who did Abinadi effect, just one person.

The one person who Abinadi touched, his name was Alma. Alma believed the words of Abinadi and started to teach the words of Abinadi to the people. Now the amount of people who believed Alma’s words far exceed the amount who believed Abinadi’s words.  The amount who first believed in his words was two hundred. It later grew to about 450 people who believed. Trace it back and it is all because of one person.

Just like Abinadi had such a positive effect on one person and later hundreds. The same is true for those who want to do wicked. The was a unrighteos king found in the Book of Mormon. He was wicked and since he was wicked, all of his people were also  wicked.

The greatest effect of just one person, is the one person who changed the world. This one person was our Savior Jesus Christ.  His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane, His cruxification on the cross, and His resurrection has changed the world. The power of that one person has made it possible for us to return to our Father in Heaven.

As we strive to follow Jesus Christ, we are not asked to change the world. The power of one person’s example will effect someone and they will effect someone else, until it snowballs and before you know it hundreds of people have been changed because of one person’s righteous example. The question is what kind of power do you have?


Entry filed under: Atonement, God's Plan.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Steven Watts  |  February 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Wonderful message about the power of one person to influence others to do good or bad. You are a great writer and have been a powerful influence for good in the lives of others. Keep modeling good behavior, you are a powerful missionary!

    • 2. nysisterkissel  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks, Elder Watts. We all need to continually work to be a good example for others.


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