“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” -Matthew 28: 19-20
So Jesus’ goal is to drill down and coach twelve people. Twelve is the max for him, and he’s God! So he focuses on twelve people and they start a movement — we’re all part of it. One person touched twelve lives and it lead to all of us. Jesus never wrote a book, he never left his country, and he never met an emperor. Yet, he’s the most famous important person in history. AD and BC are all built around his birth! Why? He realized that it’s about serving others, and it’s not about the width, it’s about the depth first. If you want to reach a wide audience, you got to reach a deep audience first. You can change the whole world and all of history by believing and investing in one person. What you’re doing for others is so important, and you’ll see it someday. You’ll see how you touched one domino and how millions were touched because of your faithfulness, and I’m so proud of you. When you’re busy just doing the rote things in life — being a grandparent, being a parent, being an everyday employee — it’s easy to forget that just being faithful in those things makes all the difference in the world.
PRAYER: Thank you, Lord, for using us in the small things. Thank you for allowing us to make a difference in just being faithful.
REFLECTION: How has God used the small things you do every day to make a difference in the lives of your community?