Yesterday, our staff at Cross Point gathered in the afternoon to watch an online leadership conference. One of the first speakers is the pastor of a very large church in the Midwest. I’ve been to his church, met with his staff, and been very impressed with his ministry. But in one section of his talk, he went off on “popular bloggers” and “hip bloggers”. Then he made a statement that I haven’t been able to let go of.
“Let’s be honest, there is no way that a blog is going to change the world.”
Late yesterday afternoon, we received this comment on the post Alece wrote:
I came across this site 2 months into my divorce. I was the one that filed. I was the one convinced that it was over and that I wanted it that way. For whatever reason I searched the Internet searching for validation but instead found Refine Us. The posts made me think, make me second guess myself and the feelings I believed that God supported my decision. I couldn’t believe that a couple could go through what Justin and Trisha went through and stay together!
I feel very confident that this website SAVED MY MARRIAGE. I cancelled the divorce and my husband and I are still together and working through our issues. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!
This pastor is right. A blog can’t change the world. Neither can a pastor.
A church can’t change the world. A ministry can’t change the world. A building can’t change the world. You can’t change the world. Neither can I. Neither can this guy.
World changing is only available through the powerful redemption and grace of Jesus Christ. World changing is reserved for Him.
That is what we want to be found here.
This is where Jesus lives. This is where His story gets told. This is where His power is made strong in weakness. This is where His glory shines brightly. This is where His amazing grace is shared. This blog isn’t written to change the world. It is written to tell of the world in our hearts that has been changed through the person and the love and mercy of Jesus Christ.
He is a world changer. If you come here long enough, our prayer is that your world will be changed through Him.