If you were driving at 35mph and suddenly hit a deer in the roadway, you would undeniably feel the impact of the collision. When Jesus came into the world, He made an everlasting impact. Even those who do not believe that He is the Messiah know that Jesus made an impact. Jesus wasn't just a little bump in the road; He is the road.
Maybe you are going through your days at the speed of life waiting for things to happen, waiting for some impact to be made upon your life. You're washing dishes, doing laundry, cooking meals, caring for children, and yet you are longing for something else... You feel no impact in the life you are slowly pacing your way through.
Hebrews 12:1 tells us "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,
let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily
entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us" (NIV).
A GREAT CLOUD of WITNESSES--- Consider that the entire world looks upon you and sees you waiting for some impact to take place in your life. Do you know what your actions say about Jesus?
Waiting for something else tells the world that you have NOT been impacted by Jesus.
When Jesus makes an impact on you, it's not like hitting a deer while you're driving. You would walk away unscathed if that were the case. No--- When Jesus makes an impact, everything changes; you are changed from the inside out. You don't spend the rest of your days awaiting something else; No-- He IS the something else. HE is the impact.
So what do you do? "Run with perseverance the race" marked out for you... Whether it's around your own neighborhood, your school, the grocery store, the post office-- wherever it may be-- you are now there to let the world, that great cloud of witnesses, know that Jesus, Jesus is the Redeemer, Jesus is the Prince of Peace, King of Kings, Name Above All Names, Messiah, Savior ---
Jesus IS the impact.