Monday, March 25, 2013

No more Business as Usual!


A few months ago I was flying from Memphis, TN to Charlotte, NC. The flight was filled with people in every seat. After we took off from Memphis about 20 minutes into the trip the flight attendants began cabin service offering passengers drinks and pretzels. About half way through the cabin service the plane hit huge pockets of turbulence. The aircraft started rocking back and forth and bumping up and down. Several passengers got their freshly delivered drinks in their laps or on the floor. Quickly the flight attendants locked down the service cart and one almost literally crawled back to her seat and buckled herself in. Over the intercom she said some words that not only stuck out in my mind, but that I wrote down as soon as the turbulence was over. The flight attendant said this: “Ladies and gentlemen, the conditions are too turbulent and the time too short for us to continue our service as usual.”


You and I are not only commanded by Jesus to “make disciples”, but you are also expected to make a difference. So today why not decide that starting now you will live a life that makes a difference in the lives of others. Why? “The conditions are too turbulent and the time too short for us to continue our service as usual.”