Jesus never wrote a book. He never appeared on Larry King Live. He lived in a small corner of the globe and never traveled outside of it. Jesus’ life was a short 33 years in length and his career a miniscule 3 years. What’s my point? The world can be changed in a positive way by people carrying out their God given calling in their own neighborhoods, without fanfare or recognition. It is the little things we do that add up to monumental things. Sharing a meal with a friend, caring for a neighbor who just had surgery, smiling at the cashier, saying “hello” to a complete stranger, are all normally and customary activities that God uses to reach deep into people’s souls.
Published by Todd Nelson
I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past twelve years. My wife Susan and I have three children: Madelyn, Marshall and Melisa. When we aren't attending a ballet or ballgame somewhere, you can find us...oh who am I kidding... this season of life always finds us at a ballgame (Marshall and Melisa) or a ballet (somewhat less now that Madelyn is living in Anapolis, MD.). The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts. View all posts by Todd Nelson