Last week I got a letter from a former student. She thanked me for sending her a note at a crucial time in her life. In fact, it motivated her to go quit a job she didn’t really like, and go back to school. That incident made me think that a small gesture by one person can sometimes make a big difference in another person’s life. Often we stifle such an impulse to reach out. We think, “What difference can a note or a phone call make? Besides, she’ll probably think I’m being an old busy body.” For my former student that one note had significant effect. This is one of the ways God works in His world. As a Christian, I believe that God’s Spirit prompts us, and we do well to pay heed.
We’ve flipped the calendar to a brand new year, 2016. It’s a time of reflection about life–its purpose and value–and about the future. So, today I would like to make a small but important suggestion to you, the person reading this ad. Come join us for one of our church services. Or phone one of our pastors. It may be the initial step toward a beautiful change in your life. You may not earn a degree, but you can gain much more! As Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11: 28)
By Sarah Vandergugten