Making A Difference

January 24, 2009

This past week has been one of the most memorable of our time.  Not only were we able to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and his famous movement and speeches, but we were able to witness the inauguration of the first African-American president.  One has changed history in overwhelming ways and in ways that have yet to be realized, while the other has the hope of an entire nation on his shoulders.  It made me ponder what kind of difference I have made or will make in the future.  I want to make a difference in the world, whether my little world or over the entire globe.  I want my two boys to make a difference.  I know they are only 11 months, but we spent Monday morning watching the youtube video of Rev. King’s I have a dream speech.  I want them to know that his speech is still making a difference today and that the way they conduct their lives could do the same. 

I also thought that to want to change the entire world is really crazy and too much to ask.  However, as I meditated on these thoughts, it came to my mind that God is much bigger than anything we could possibly dream and through our tiny efforts he can change the world. 

How can you and your family change the world?  How can people be changed through Christ because of what you do or who you are?  Ask the question to your teenager and dream together of what could happen.  Then make a plan of two to three things you will do this year!

 

-Mercer

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