I shared a picture on Facebook in our closed group for FBC youth this morning. It is a picture posted by a mother yesterday – See You at the Pole – of her son, Tanner, standing alone at the flagpole on his campus, praying. As of now this picture has received approximately 55,500 likes and 8,800 shares.
I think we can sometimes find ourselves wondering “what does it matter?” “It’s no big deal if I’m not there.” “I’m just one person. No one will notice if I don’t go.” This picture is an illustration of what God can do with one willing person. I doubt that this student woke up and said “I’m going to SYATP so I can get my picture on FB and reach thousands.” I assume this student was so burdened about praying for his school and his friends that he didn’t care if it was raining or not. It didn’t matter whether he would be standing alone or with others. He was going to pray. From there, God took his willing and surrendered heart, and in 24 hours He used this boy’s testimony to speak to others.
Is Tanner’s story glamorous or dramatic? No. Did God use it to speak to thousands? Yes, He did. There is no end to what God will do with hearts determined to follow Him.
This blog is called “The Ripple” for a reason. Do you get it? I think Tanner would.
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” Matthew 7:13-14