Tom Brokaw said: “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”
Paul “Bear” Bryant said: “It’s not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.”
Confucius said: “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.”
Marian Wright Edelman said: “We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.”
An anonymous quote making the rounds says: “Never be afraid to do something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark; professionals built the titanic.”
When it comes to making an eternal difference Jesus said: “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Someone once said “live today like it matters for all eternity because it does”. I think almost everyone wants to make a difference in our world but in order to make a God-approved “eternal” difference we have be on the same page that God is on. When that happens there is bound to be difference makers making meaningful eternal differences in people’s lives.
So church, rather than just bringing people to church or our way of thinking let’s go make an eternal difference by bringing people to Jesus the ultimate difference maker.