Do you ever look around and wonder how you can make a difference?
Do you ever wonder if you’ve made a mark on mankind?
Think about the people who made Stonehenge. They created something that everyone knows about and thousands go to visit every year. Those ancient people created something that lasted.
Have you ever been a part of something much greater than yourself?
Now that I am almost to my mid-forties, these are the questions that swirl around my head at times. Usually when some life-shattering event happens.
On Tuesday, March 21, something life-shattering happened. A blogging friend of mine, Mandy Kelly, lost her life in a house fire along with her husband and two of her four children. Mandy owned the blog Worshipful Living and she shared her thoughts on Special Needs Ministry here on FFS.
When I found out about her death I sat stunned and scrolled down, down, down through my Facebook feed as other blogger friends found out the news.
We aren’t promised tomorrow.
But here’s the thing. I have no doubt that she is with Jesus now. Do you know how I know?
She proclaimed Jesus while she lived.
And that is how one voice can influence the many.
That is how one person makes a difference in this world.
When we use the gifts and talents the Lord gave us to serve another person, then we change a life and make things different for that person. And over time the one turns into many.
Mandy was an influencer in her church. She influenced those who read her words. She influenced those with whom she worked. She loved her family. She used her skills and abilities to make the world a better place.
You and I can too. What are your gifts and talents? How can you use them to serve others?
You are living on this earth for a purpose. You are to glorify God, but you are also to serve others. And if you are proclaiming Jesus as you do the laundry, teach that Sunday school class, smile at the stranger in the grocery store, or hug your children…
…then what a difference you are making!!
If you are interested in helping the two surviving children in a financial manner their church’s address is:
Trinity Baptist Church
2003 Charleston Hwy.
Cayce, SC 29033
You can also donate via the Trinity’s website. There is a GIVE button on the menu. Choose the ‘Kelly’s’ from the drop down options. http://www.tbccayce.com
For other posts written in memory of Mandy Kelly: