Two brothers … each one making a completely different impact on the same family. How will you influence others today?
Near the end of 1864, a critically-acclaimed, world renowned actor grabbed the shirt collar of a young man who had fallen off a railway platform onto the tracks of a moving train, pulling him away from danger and saving his life. A few months later, the actor received a letter commending him for his act in saving the young man, whose name was Robert Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. As for the name of the actor who had saved him? Edwin Booth, estranged brother of John Wilkes Booth. Two brothers, one bringing a family incredible joy, while the other brought the same family incredible grief.
In Matthew 5, Jesus tells each one of us, “You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world … Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in Heaven.”
What we do and say will have an impact on others, and you never know what kind of eternal difference you can make in the life of someone else. Be intentional and pray that you will influence others for the glory of God.