Can you imagine the difference that you or I can make in the world? Most of us don’t think that we can make a difference in the world. Yet, some of us do go into the world with a dream of making a difference. Some of those start political careers. Some start ministries to reach people who need to know Jesus as their Savior. Some begin to get people together and start a movement that will bring change to our society in one way or another. Which of these do you fit in? Which one will make the biggest difference in the world?
Most of us could not answer that last question because we just don’t know. Jesus’ ministry only lasted for three years but it began changing the world before the first century was over and it hasn’t stopped since. The mother of Moses did not throw her boy in the river to be drowned but she put him in a basket and he was raised as an Egyptian prince and later came back and freed the Israelites with help from God of course. His life had an effect on the lives of millions of people.
There are many stories like his in the Bible and in many other history books. Some of the stories are about people who didn’t seem to have influence or power but before their life was over God had used them in mighty ways. God has a plan for each of us even before we are born but the only way that we will find out about it is if we will seek His will for our lives and that only comes by faith and by reading His Word. God’s will is found all through the Bible, for His people, and for you too if you will listen to Him while you read it.
Some people try to discredit the Bible or the stories in it as myths or fables but most of them have found that when they try to do this, God always has the upper hand. He always shows us that He is in charge even when we don’t believe in Him. Even when we don’t want to believe in Him. Usually, that is when He shows you some truth that can’t be explained away other than with faith.
So…is it possible for someone from a small town in Mississippi to touch many lives with the message of salvation in Jesus Christ? It is because you are reading it or at least one of the stories that I have put here. Jesus came to Earth two millennia ago and His ministry only lasted for three years but with twelve disciples plus Paul, salvation and its message has been printed in nearly all of the known languages of the world! Most of the world knows His name and His message of salvation. Believe in Jesus Christ for your salvation and you will be saved!
That is all that the thief had to believe in and Jesus told him that he would be with Him in Paradise that day! No baptism, no ministry needed, no amount of money had to be given because let’s face it the thief couldn’t do any of those things. Don’t wait until you hear the news of the rapture of the church…give your heart and your life to Jesus today!