I’ve been fascinated since Sunday afternoon watching a friend’s Facebook post going viral. When I first saw the video, it had been viewed close to 50,000 times. Convinced I’d misread the number, I examined it several times. But then my very own eyes saw it jump by hundreds and then thousands. Right now, Wednesday morning, it’s over 233,000 views.
No one person could even begin to know 233,000 different people. But 233,000 people will all know some people…who know some people…who know some people…who know…
It reminds me of the time my elementary school teacher asked our class if we’d rather receive $10,000 one time or be given a penny that would be doubled every day for 30 days. Virtually everybody wanted the $10,000 because what kid could have ever guessed a penny would grow into $5,368,709.12?
Networking and compound interest share something in common with the gospel—they all work just like seedpods about to burst.
Satan, the god of this world, gets credit for all the evil he is and does, but the buck always stops when it reaches my infinitely wise and loving God. And God does surprising things with it.
You intended to harm me,
but God intended it for good
to accomplish what is now being done,
the saving of many lives.
…said a weeping Joseph to his brothers who had tried to kill him.
God is different and he uses strange methods to spread his gospel.
…Saul was going everywhere
to destroy the church.
He went from house to house,
dragging out both men and women
to throw them into prison.
But the believers who were scattered
preached the Good News about Jesus
wherever they went.
And the church grew. Just like a bursting seedpod. So if I tell some people…and you tell some people…and they tell some people…and they tell…