A few weeks ago, in Auburn, IL, one lady made a lasting impression by responding to an opportunity she saw (Full Story Here). Earl Moorman, a 75 year old resident of Auburn, was traveling across railroad tracks in his motorized wheelchair when the wheels became stuck. He frantically tried to get his wheels released as he heard the horn of an oncoming train. Screaming for help, 19 year old Ashley Aldridge ran from her house to see what was happening. She ran to Moorman and pulled him from his chair (she was 130 pounds and Moorman was 200 pounds), just in time as the train demolished the wheelchair. Her action became heroic because she saw a need and chose to get involved.
WE ARE PRESENTED WITH OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE A LASTING IMPRESSION IN THE LIVES OF PEOPLE WE ENCOUNTER.
While her response was dynamic, each day, we are presented with opportunities to make a lasting impression in the lives of people we encounter. These chance encounters can become life changing as we choose to get involved.
This week at The Anchor, we are going to be looking at Jesus' first miracle, found in John 2. I'd encourage you to take a look at it ahead of our time together on Sunday and see how Jesus responded to a need he was presented with. His example is one that he calls his followers to imitate.
I wonder what might happen if we chose to respond to needs that come before us? I look forward to getting together on Sunday at 10 am to look at Jesus in action.