Judy Howard Peterson, the Campus Pastor, for North Park University recognized the reality that 1% of the population through history has changed the world. Think about it: Jesus, Martin Luther King, Ghandi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela are a few.
Jesus had 12 followers, Ghandi had 230 at the pinnacle of his following. Mother Teresa cared for the least of the least. Nelson Mandela spent decades in prison before helping free his nation from aparthide.
We often think that we are small, that we are just ordinary people.
But, I don't think that any of the people listed above thought that they were destined for greatness either (with the exception of Jesus who knew exactly who he was).
But, they gave their lives. They lived for the higher good of humanity, and they called others to it as well. They had dreams that they didn't let die. They held onto them and didn't let them go, despite what took place around them.
Missio Lux, we have dreams too. We have dreams of ways that God can take our ordinary life and make it extraorindary as we discover and live into the unique dreams God put inside of us.
The population of Sammamish is 40,000. 1% of that is 400 people. As we come together and dream dreams and remember that God is a big God we can see our city transformed.
1% of the US is 3 million. Imagine what could happen if 3 million Americans discovered God's dreams and began to live them out.....
What do you think could happen?