Monday, March 2, 2009

Making Waves

When a pebble is tossed into a pond, small ripples or waves are generated. These ripples form concentric circles. Concentric circles are circles of varying sizes that all have the same center point. The center of the concentric circles is where the pebble lands, and the generated circles grow larger and larger. That is precisely what happens when a tsunami is created. The center point of a tsunami, usually an underwater earthquake (subduction), creates concentric circles that can travel for thousands of miles and up to 500 miles per hour! These waves, virtually invisible until they reach land, generate an awesome amount of energy. I guess we will never forget the devastating tsunamis of 2004 in Indonesia. The waves generated there were over 100 feet high, had as much energy as 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, and killed more than a quarter of a million people! This devastating monster started from a tiny ripple in the middle of the ocean.

When we choose to accept Jesus as our personal Savior, it is like a pebble being tossed into the center of our life. But that pebble can form incredible concentric circles that rush out from us in all directions. As we continue to learn more about, and live more like Christ, those circles send out an awesome amount of energy. Just like the waves of a tsunami, our Christ-generated concentric circles are going to flood over everybody in our path. But our circles don't bring devastation, they bring jubilation! It all starts when we accept Christ. How far those circles travel out from us really depends on us. If we allow Him to, God will send those circles thousands of miles around us and change everything in its path! How far have your "concentric circles" traveled?

Acts 17:28 says, "For in Him we live, and move, and have our being."

Father, please generate waves through me that will touch another person's life. I know i can do nothing without You. In Jesus name, Amen.

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