All of you set free by God, tell the world!
Tell how he freed you from oppression. Psalm 107:2 (Msg)
The other night we discussed how valuable it is to listen to one another stories. This is true not only in our churches, but in our communities as we walk along, to notice that people have a story to their lives and we are simply a moment in it. We must stop to listen and notice others.
As I was thinking about this last night I was thinking of some great and wonderful people who have listened and impacted my story. The story of my life has changed. I am not who I was some years ago, but I am impacted by the people in my life and am constantly changing.
Last night I thought of my first pastor, Brent. He greatly impacted my life and because of his care and mentorship I am a much better person to this day. I am so thankful for all the hours serving the community, walking in the city to get food for families, preparing sermons, and small groups. I would have never learned so many valuable lessons about ministry, caring for others, loving the community and ‘short walks’ to the corner store if it had not been for one person.
You can be that one person to someone. There may be a world of hurt and problems out there, and there is – but if you make an impact on just one life, change just one person’s story – you never know how many lives you will in turn impact.
“Small things done with great love will change the world” Mother Teresa