This evening, I was working at the church getting some video equipment set up. During a break, I stopped to chat with a good friend. I had passed on a devotion/sermon to her and we talked about that sermon. While the Open Skies Band rehearsed, we chatted.
After that conversation, I thought about this Sunday, which is All-Saints Sunday. Our confab during band practice centered around making small changes in your life. It made me think and reflect on our own church saints.
The saints we will honor didn’t cure cancer, end world hunger, or invent the longer lasting light bulb. But, one person was a nurse and helped patients for many years. One person served each week at the local food pantry. One person made sure that the buillding was in good shape for impacting lives in and out of our church community. Their impact will be felt in the years ahead. All of them made a difference one life at a time.
While in Kansas City, I heard Adam Hamilton talk of a person who, in traffic, cut in front of him. Instead of getting angry, he took a moment to pray for that person. Perhaps they were in an emergency. Perhaps they just couldn’t find peace in their life which led them to be stressed. He prayed for peace for that person. And, by doing so, he, Adam Hamilton, was changed. He made a difference by changing his life and then, through a prayer, making a difference for someone else. And, small changes pay forward to greater things in Christ.
What one small difference will you make?