You Can Make a Difference


You Can Make a Difference

This morning I remembered the story of Esther. An ordinary young woman who became a queen and found herself in the middle of a crisis. Faced with an extraordinary challenge, would she act boldly or remain silent? Her uncle Mordecai asked this pivotal question: “And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14).

Mordecai knew that God would save the people; the only question was: Who would God use to accomplish this deliverance? In this (long?) season of uncertainty, I have no doubt that God is alive and active and will accomplish His work in our community and around the world. I do wonder who God wants to use.

I wonder if, but for a time like this, God has placed us strategically in our neighborhoods, workplaces, schools, and families to offer encouragement and hope. We are the kind of people who bring good news of great joy to the world. Who knows but that you are the right person, in the right place, at the right time, to make a difference?

As we prepare for the fall season there are still many questions about how we engage with each other. Safety is important as reaching out with the love of Jesus. We are the kind of people who reach out to love others with hospitality, authenticity, and forgiveness. We reach out to bring restoration. We long to see all that is broken in our world fixed.

You can make a difference in restoring the world back to the way it ought to be!

Kent Landhuis
Pastor of Teaching & Leadership




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