Your ripple effect

Have you ever watched a raindrop hit a lake and seen its effect on the water? The ripple will go on till it hits the shoreline. What about the ripple effect a raindrop has when it hits land? You can not see the ripple effect, or can you?

The effect of a drop of rain on land can stop droughts and produce crops, which produces income for a family, which then feeds thousands.

The ripple effect is throughout the Bible. Here are just a few examples of how they turned out.

John 1:40-42: Andrew had heard about Jesus, and he told his brother, Simon Peter, “Come and See” (later called Peter). They followed Jesus, and Peter became one of the three in Jesus’ inner circle.  This was Andrew’s ripple effect.

Nowhere does it say Andrew was jealous of how his brother was used. Andrew was just a tool. He didn’t know; he just shared the good news he had found.

How about the story of Jonah? His life wasn’t so good because he chose not to do what God had asked. He boards a ship heading in the opposite direction, encounters a storm, is tossed overboard, and is swallowed up by a great fish to spit out where he started. He reluctantly does what he is told and still must go through some personal conversations with God.

 These are just a few of the ripple effects the Bible talks about.

A more significant ripple effect is Jesus’ life. He offers you a chance to be part of this. Will you allow yourself to be used? Just to be one of those refreshing raindrops in someone’s life. Then, watch the ripple effect they cause and PRAISE the LORD for His impact on those lives.

Pastor Mary

Mary Yaw

Mary is on a mission to provide a cozy welcoming, safe place where you can find H.O.P.E. for the future.