Editorial: December 2019

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“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.

“The sheep that has strayed from the fold is the most helpless of all creatures. It must be sought for by the shepherd, for it cannot find its way back. So with the soul that has wandered away from God; he is as helpless as the lost sheep, and unless divine love had come to his rescue he could never find his way to God” (Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 187).

As we celebrate Christ’s unfathomable gift of His own life for all the billions of human souls who will ever live, we should stop to ponder this mystery of grace: He would have made that same sacrifice for just one.

The worth of one human soul—who can estimate it?

This month, Adventist Frontiers is a catalog of priceless treasure. I have asked our field missionaries to share snapshots of individuals they work with, whether longtime friends, or new acquaintances, and give us a brief picture of the Holy Spirit’s work in their lives.

May you be blessed as you read. And in this world brimming with millions of unreached people, may you be reminded of the value of just one.

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