Pass It On

2 Timothy 1:6-7

Hence I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you through the laying on of hands; for God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.

Thought for the Day:  All if takes is the first spark to get a fire going.

“It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing. That’s how it is with God’s love, once you’ve experienced it. You want to sing, it’s fresh like spring, you want to pass it on.” During the Memorial Service for my Uncle David, the pastor used the song, “Pass It On”, at the end of the service. This song that we sang as children in church camp and maybe around a campfire took on a stronger meaning as it was used in this service of memorial. Uncle David began new ministries at the church where he was a member and did chores around the church when he didn’t know people were looking. He felt God nudge him to do things, and without contemplating he just did them. Looking at his life as I observed him when I was a child and then as an adult, I witnessed him living with Christ’s love in his heart. He was a precious man who always loved. When “Pass It One” was sung at the end of the service, my first thought was, “I have never heard it sung with such volume and with such passion. It was being sung for my Uncle David who began “taking a spark” in his own heart and “getting a fire going” in those around him.

Today, as I reflect on the life of Uncle David, I suddenly feel the urge to listen to God’s calling for me and to “set a spark” in whatever ministry He ordains.

Prayer:   Father God, You are amazing! You took a little “farmboy” to set a spark in many. Be with me today and let me hear your voice calling. Amen.


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