Friday, May 29, 2009

The Ripple Effect

How many times have you thrown the rock into the lake and watched the concentric circles ripple out?

Have you ever considered the reality of what happens in life when we do something that seems small at the time but actually ends up quite huge by the time the circles are finishes rippling out?

We speak often of the “ripple effect” in Missio Lux.

Sometimes what we do seems small when we look at it, but it is always much bigger than it first appears.

Here are a couple of examples:

Occidental Square at Easter:
Everywhere I go in the city of Seattle I run into people who know about it! They either got our prayer email or they got the invitation or they knew about it from friends . . .the word got out and it made an impact on them, even if they were unable to come.

Our Structure:
Different people and churches are checking out what we are doing. It seems many have questions and ideas about how to make changes but they don’t know what to do beyond that. We are doing it!

Our next Celebration is about “the Ripple Effect.”

Sunday, June 7th we are worshipping through service. We will be doing a food assembly for COTNI: Children of the Nations. Our food bags will be sent to orphanages in Sierra Leone. This is going to be a very fun and invigorating event for people of all ages!

But, it doesn’t stop with our Celebration on June 7th.

The goal is to ripple out as we take the food assembly to our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and friends and family.
It’s simple and inexpensive to do; COTNI supplies all everything we need. Think about whom you would like to partner with to do the food assembly with and then invite them to come to participate next weekend.

The ripple effect keeps going as the food reaches Sierra Leone. The children will find out that people in a faraway place of Seattle, WA, USA care enough to spend their time and money to help provide them some food. Jesus reminds us that “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for me.” Matthew 25:40.

Whenever you go through your day, consider the Ripple Effect. With Jesus, whatever we do is always bigger than we can see at first glance. Someday when we are in heaven, we will realize that if we are connected to him, the fruit that we bore has a bigger harvest than we ever realized.

What can you do to start the ripple effect in your life?

What ideas have you done or are considering to start the ripples?

Let's share our ideas so we can be part of a continual ripple all around the world.

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