the future is being determined with every passing day

Posted: October 3, 2011 in Uncategorized

Each week I see hundreds of little faces come past me.  Infants being carried by their moms, preschoolers running ahead of their parents, teenagers trying to avoid their parents( 😉 ), each one has a different story, a unique background.  One thing they all DO have in common is an unwritten future.

I can’t help but be intrigued and a little challenged at this thought.  What will they become, what does their future hold?  Did I just greet the next world leader, did I just change the diaper of the one who will discover a vaccine for all fatal illnesses, did I just pat the head of an evangelist who will take the story of Jesus to the masses?  Or will one of these precious little ones grow up to know poverty that we can’t even comprehend with cold nights on the street, thinking no one  loves them or cares about them?  Is one of these that I just passed the last soul to be saved before Jesus comes to take us home?

I know, sobering thoughts for so early in the morning.  But the key is, these futures have not been written.   May we take a minute to look into someone and see their potential, their hurts, their longings.  We have a responsibility to these who still have so much of life to live.  We want to determine what the future holds; it lies with the little ones who will be the future.  May we be the change we want to see in the world, may we start now determining the future by leading and loving the ones who are the future.

“One hundred years from now, it won’t matter what our bank account was, how big our house was, or what kind of car we drove; but the world may be different because we were important in the life of a child.”

 

Thanks for stopping by 😎

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