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Follow that baby…

on February 27, 2012

“Surely you will summon nations you know not, and nations that do not know you will hasten to you, because the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, for he has endowed you with splendor. Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.” Isaiah 55:5-6

I have to remember not to take the life God has given me for granted or to think that my life doesn’t have an impact. God uses us all to further His kingdom. Christianity, in a basic form, is much like a game of dominos. God sets us up in His perfect alignment watching and waiting for us to tip over and move the person next to us. The first domino to fall affects the outcome of the last to land. Such is the life of a Christian. We are constantly witnessing the goodness of God…even when we are unaware. Maybe that’s the time our testimonies are really loud…when we aren’t paying attention. I have a friend whose son lived his faith out loud while quietly laying in a bassinet in a NICU. He never spoke a word or prayed a prayer (that we know of, that mystery is for God’s own delight). He never professed his faith or waved banners over his fellow believers. This child-a baby-preached the gospel the way St. Francis encouraged us…without speaking a word. This child touched the lives of SEVERAL people…personally and profoundly. The Lord took this courageous disciple home to dwell among the angels…sit at the Throne…prayerfully watch over his mother and father and siblings-all six of them. It will almost be a year since his homegoing. He made a difference, greater than I can imagine making. He dared…without being aware of the impact, to live his faith out loud. His parents do that daily. They make an effort to love the way Christ loves. They live their faith at the top of their voices…spilling into the lives of all they meet.

Dear Father,
You know the number of our days…the lives we will touch. Thank you that we cannot comprehend the purpose you have for our lives, it would make us crumble. You know the impact we will have on the lives we encounter. Help us Lord to live our faith in a manner pleasing to You…spilling and bubbling over to everyone we meet.
Lord, forgive me when I deny myself the opportunity to share the gift you have so graciously poured over me…the gift of SALVATION. Help me, O Lord, that I may be like the child in the bassinet…wearing your banner of love so humbly.
In Jesus’ name. Amen

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