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The Value of One - Part 10

Over the past nine weeks, we have taken a look at the value heaven places on one soul. Whether that one soul will go on to influence hundreds or thousands for the Kingdom, or whether it is never known the influence that one soul has, that one soul has infinite value.

In the parable the shepherd goes out to search for one sheep—the very least that can be numbered. So if there had been but one lost soul, Christ would have died for that one. (Christ's Object Lessons, p. 187, paragraph 2)

The kingdom of heaven is built one soul at a time. And for every soul that is brought into the Kingdom, there is great rejoicing.

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!” I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:4-7

After I had begun this series on The Value of One, I actually found a song with this same title. I’d like to share it with you.


The Value of One

Could it be that up in heaven,
God is sitting on His throne
Anticipating another sinner
Will soon become His own.
Years of wasted living and
Years of toil and strife
Are just about to be over
As he receives the gift of life.



Go sound the horn.
Strike up the choir.
A sinner is saved,
Saved from the fire.
No more in darkness
He's received My Son.
All heaven rejoices
That's the value of one.


The Holy Spirit has been working
To soften up a heart.
All He needs is a willing servant
To simply do his part.
Can you imagine up in heaven
The joy there'll be that day
As a sinner bows his head to pray?
Can't you hear the Father say?



Start construction on the mansion
There on Hallelujah Street.
He doesn't know yet what is waiting
When the Savior he will meet.



If you would like to hear this song, click here to see a video on YouTube. 


Remember, God values the “one.” We may not bring hundreds of thousands of people to the Lord. Our names may not be widely known, and many may not even be aware of the Kingdom work we do. But heaven knows, and heaven rejoices! Always remember the value of one.

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