Looking back on a year is one of my favorite things to do after Christmas. 2010 may be best remembered as the year of the iPad and Justin Bieber. It was a year of political battlegrounds encompassing healthcare and a historic midterm election. In the media, it was the year Larry King ended his CNN show after 25 years and it was when we found out Steve Carell was leaving ‘The Office.’ It was the year of Twitter and social media. It was the year of the Nashville flood. And in Christian music, it was the year of Charmaine, tobyMac, and the weird announcement of the 2011 Dove’s being held in…Atlanta.
But as we look back on such a big year, what can we really say about it? What did we, as Christians, as ambassadors of Christ, do to impact this world? Did we change someone’s life? Bring someone to know the love of Jesus? It’s a question we all should reflect on. Not just at the end of the year, no, but rather in our daily walk with God: What am I doing to save this dying world?
So as we enter 2011, as we make our resolutions that we’ll never keep and promise ourselves a “fresh start,” try something new. Make 2011 the year that you make an impact on someone’s life. It could be as simple as paying for the person’s meal behind you in the drive-thru at McDonald’s. It could be as easy talking to that person everyone seems to ignore and making them feel loved. Whatever it is, resolve yourself to make 2011 a year where the love of God impacts the distant people in this world; help the lost become found.
-- Logan Leasure