A couple weeks ago my family went to visit my older brother who works as the Equestrian Program Director at Three Springs Ministries in Wellsboro, PA*. One of my favorite parts of visiting him is hiking the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon which is practically in his backyard. On our last trip, my younger brother and I were skipping rocks in Pine Creek at the bottom of the canyon. After tossing a pebble in the creek he tried counting how many ripples he could make. This got me thinking about the ripple effect our actions cause in life.
Some of you may know that I took a counseling position at Pocono Mountain Bible Conference for the summer. As we finished our first week of camp with our junior age group (8-10 years old) I was, once again, reminded of the ripple effect our lives can make for eternity. I had one camper in my cabin who was passionate about sharing his faith in Jesus with his friends. Last year he led one of his friends to Christ and brought him to camp. This year, that friend brought his cousin to camp where he accepted Christ as his Savior! This was incredible to witness and to take part in!
Just think that this story is just one tossed pebble. Imagine the eternal impacts we could make if each one of us dropped just one pebble. Many of us could think of a story after another where the ripple effect has played out. The challenge that I was left with from these three boys is to drop pebbles into the pool of eternity. God controls the ripple, He just asks us to drop the pebble.
“Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” – Mark 4:20 NIV
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L.I.F.E. – – – Live Intently For Eternity
Life is not about living for ourselves, it is about living, earnestly, in light of what He did for us.