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Making a difference

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Your Word for 17 May 2024

John 15:4
‘Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in Me.’

You and I have the wonderful privilege to make a difference in the world in which we live. You can make a difference! A life only becomes effective when it touches the life of another.
In the New Testament we see a story of a young man by the name of Timothy. Timothy was Paul’s spiritual son and later became the Bishop of Ephesus. There were two women who played a role in this young man’s life. It was his mother, Eunice and his grandmother Lois. We don’t know much about these ladies, but we know that they played a very important role. We know that they were Jewish believers.
We do not know much about Timothy’s father besides for the fact that he was Greek and a gentile. But, Eunice, his mother had a great influence on the upbringing of Timothy as a Christian. Both these ladies played a significant role in his life and as a result he was used by God and for His purpose.
This story is an example to us of how we can touch the lives of others and make a difference. These two ladies were just ordinary people, but their influence was something we still celebrate today.

2 Timothy 1:5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

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