“I found the one whom my soul loves.” Song of Solomon 3:4
We all have our One in a million person who means the world to us and enthralls us. The very presence of the person has a captivating effect and allures us. We hang on to every word said, we cannot see beyond this person; the stars literally shine in the eyes and all the rest fades into oblivion.
We also like to be the One in a million person to someone special and know that we are being held like a fragile rose in the heart of the other.
Similarly, there are people who have been One in a million via their contribution to the world at large through great discoveries, achievements and inventions.
There are countless stars shining in the sky. God has counted each star and named all of them. “He has decided the number of the stars and calls each one by name.” Psalms 147:4
Each one does its own part and shines. “The sun has its own beauty, the moon another beauty, and the stars a different beauty; and even among stars there are different kinds of beauty.” Corinthians 15:41
We too are stars in the eyes of the Lord; He has called each of us by name. We should always give glory to God and shine brightly as a star.
Every drop fills the ocean. We should strive to be the One in a million person and do our bit in whatever way we can to bring forth fruit in abundance.
Some of the Legendary One in a million people in the Bible were Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Samuel, Joseph, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Ezekiel, John the Baptist, the Apostles and Our Blessed Mother.
Samson tears a lion apart with his bare hands. David kills the giant Goliath just with a stone in his sling in order to rescue the people.
One of the most interactive dialogue between Abraham & God (Genesis 18:16-32) was when he pleads to the Lord to save the City of Sodom which was doomed for destruction for having turned away from God.
Abraham first asks God if He will spare the city if He found fifty righteous people in it. God agrees to do so. Abraham then goes on to request if there were just forty five people or forty, maybe thirty people or twenty and lastly if there were ten people only, would God spare Sodom? God answers in the affirmative that if He finds even ten people of faith, He would save this city.
Sometimes, the prayers of a single person can save an entire city from doom. Moses prayed to God and the waters of the Red sea parted enabling the Israelites to cross over and escape the Egyptians in pursuit.
Prayers offered in the hour of need can avert disasters from taking place. If there are even a handful of righteous people in an entire congregation, their faith helps in getting the prayers of the people around them answered.
Just as when we love someone, we like to gaze at the person with longing or love being gazed at by the person; similarly, in the Eucharist, Jesus is gazing at us with love filled eyes.
He is definitely The One In A Million person for us all with the ultimate sacrifice of His Life having paid the price of Love!