Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We All Have A Role

Kristin, my oldest daughter and I have been walking most mornings on the beach (why wouldn’t we when the beach looks like this picture? - which was taken from our balcony). It has been a great time for her and me to connect and enjoy each other’s company.

We both noticed something yesterday morning. As we walked we each made footprints in the sand (I know, not earth shattering). My footprints were much deeper than Kristin’s because I obviously weigh quite a bit more. The thing that caught our attention were these very tiny birds that were on the beach. They also made footprints. I’ll bet these birds didn’t weigh ½ a pound. Yet, they still made footprints. Yes, they weren’t as deep as mine, but they were footprints nonetheless.

This reminded me that we all can make a difference…each one of us, regardless of our positions, our status, our gender, our body type or the color of our skin. We may view ourselves as a little bird in this big world and feel that we can’t make an impact. We might look at someone like Billy Graham and say, “I can’t do what he does!” and then conclude that we are of no good to God. This is just not true!

First of all, we should not compare ourselves to others. Secondly, we must realize that we all have been given gifts by God and He has a role for each and every one of us.

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10


redletterbelievers said...


We will be highlighting this blog post on "Around the Network" for August. See the post at on Sept 2. Congrats!

L.L. Barkat said...

Nice to see you on our homepage today. :)

I love footprints in the sand. In the snow too. It captures the tiniest of impressions.

Jim Lange said...

Thank you LL and redletter! I appreciate your encouragement!

JC Dude said...

Excellent post! Dads leave a huge impression and we do need to watch our "steps". Thanks for sharing!

Jim Lange said...

JC Dude, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement! I appreciate you checking in! Blessings to you!