How many of you have ever dropped a
rock like this into a pond or lake?
What happened when you did?
Ripples occurred. They started small,
just a circle around the rock. But, as
they went farther away from the rock,
the ripples got bigger and bigger. Did
they go on forever? (No, the shore
Our lives are like this rock. The things
we do or say cause a ripple effect.
Something simple like smiling at
someone and saying something kind
can cause a ripple. For instance, if
someone is having a tough time, your
smile can make them feel better. That
person, in turn, will treat others nicer
and it will continue.
Other times it is something big like
deciding to follow Christ. When we
make that decision, it will make ripples
forever. We will influence people that
will influence others people and that
will keep going. When you grow up
and have children, you will tell them
about Christ and they will tell their
children. The ripple effect of your
decision will go on forever, all the way
Think about your life. Are the ripples
that your life make pleasing to God?
Will they make a difference eternally?
God is eternal and those of us who
follow Him will live with Him for all
eternity. So, we should be making a
difference in people’s lives that will
make an eternal difference.