That is the word that echoed in my mind this morning.
A friend said the word as he prayed today and it is reverberating in my heart.
World-changers! World-changers? Make us world-changers, Lord!
My first thought was that most of us probably responded with...Yeah, right! Me? A world-changer? I'm no world leader, famous author, Billy Graham or even Elisabeth Elloit! Me? Change the world?
Then the passage in Acts 17 that says: These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also...came to mind. They changed the world through Jesus...Paul, Silas, the disciples.
Still, Lord, I can hear the doubts...I'm no Paul, I'm no Silas.
Acts 4:13 "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus."
And then the Spirit's voice spoke truth.
You've been with Jesus. You may not change the whole world...but you can change the whole world for someone.
I held one of those someones in my arms.
Each of us has this opportunity.
When someone follows in the footsteps of Christ through adoption, they become world changers. Maybe not of the whole world...truly, that's Jesus' job anyway...He said He'll make a new heaven and a new earth soon. But, for this one...the world has changed.
Lord, make all who call on Your name world changers. Open the ears of your people to the cries of the orphans. Let those You are calling to adoption heed. Let those you are calling to support a family give. Lord, change a little one's world through us. In the name of Jesus, who did not leave us as orphans, Amen.