Years ago a man was at sea sailing through a terrific storm. To put it lightly he was very sea-sick! If you’ve ever had motion sickness you know that if there is a time when a person feels that he cannot do any work for the Lord it is then. While this man was sick in his quarters he heard that a man had fallen overboard. He wondering if he could do anything to help to save him. So he grabbed a light, and held it up to the port-hole, letting the rays of light stream out into the dark storm.
The drowning man was saved. When this man got over his attack of sickness he was up on deck one day and was talking to the man who was rescued. The saved man gave this testimony. He said he had gone down the second time and was just going down again for the last time when he put out his hand. Just then someone held a light at the port-hole, and the light fell on his hand. A man caught him by the hand and pulled him into the lifeboat.
It seemed a small thing to do to hold up the light, yet it saved the man’s life. The Church is comprised of many members who are called together to work toward the common goal of saving those who are lost. Some of us are the hands and some of us the light all of us are important to the mission we have been given.