As I was sitting in the Alpha Course recently, I listened as the speaker talked about how much the world was changed by Jesus Christ. It took only a moment of reflection for me to begin to be struck with how much that is true! Jesus has had more of an impact on human history than any other person by a longshot… I can’t imagine who is second runner up!
And, it didn't begin and end 2000 years ago when He walked the earth.
Jesus is alive today and He is changing the world – one life at a time.
So often I am frustrated with my powerlessness. I want to “make a difference” – I want to “change the world” – but I have such limited power and influence. It seems like all I can do is as a spit in the ocean… What am I to do with this passionate desire to help the hurting, lost, and broken; to stand up for justice and protect the oppressed and helpless? What about bringing hope to the depressed? Value to the forgotten?
Well, it just so happens that is the business Jesus is in. Jesus is in the “world-changing” business – Jesus is bringing light to dark places, hope to the hopeless, love to the forgotten, freedom to the prisoners.
I know, because that’s what He’s done for me and I’ve seen Him do it for my friends. Jesus is the “world-changer”. And I’m realizing that if I want to change the world too, well, I should follow Him, because that’s what He is already doing. He alone has the power I crave… the power to change the world.
How would you like to change the world?
Jeri writes about her spiritual journey as she lives out her everyday life.