I love these two stories from earlier this month. They both remind me of the difference we can make in people’s lives if we just take the time to care. The first is about a teenager who goes to Target before a job interview, and the second is about a man who walked to work for years. Read what happens to both of these individuals because people cared and decided to make a difference in their lives.
Both of these stories remind me of three important traits Jesus’ disciples should possess:
- To make a difference, we must see those around us (don’t be distracted or too self-focused);
- To make a difference, we must sacrifice (It will cost you something);
- To make a difference, we must be motivated by our Savior (Jesus lived this way!).
Notice how the Scriptures regularly describe Jesus:
“Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NASB)
So go today and make a difference in the name of Jesus.