Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Changing the World: The Example of Kid President

Robby Novak is a 12-year old boy from Henderson, Tennessee, better known as Kid President. He's been acting as Kid President ever since he and his brother-in-law made their first home video in 2012 and posted it on YouTube. Their family believes that kids can change the world, that we all can change the world, and they are doing it. 

They're right.

We can change the world. If we will. 

It's a very Jesus kind of concept. The Great Commission presumes that we, the disciples of Christ, will do that very thing. 

Make a difference. 

Tell people about Jesus. 

Don't stop until the job is done.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20 nasb

Robby and his brother-in-law, Brad, have made dozens of videos with more than 30 million views. That's right. A child touched the world millions of times. How? He and his family made an effort. They did something positive and people embraced it. 

What you might not realize from the videos is that Robby has Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as "Brittle Bone Disease". He's had more than seventy fractured bones in his young life, but it hasn't stopped him. 

One of the Kid President quotes I like is:

"Life is school and you gotta show up. We're all teachers and we're all students. Teachers keep teaching. Students keep studenting. No matter who you are, someone's learning from you." Kid President

You've probably heard the quote, "You may be the only Bible some people ever read." It's true. Someone is learning from you today.

Life is short. We have a limited number of days on this earth. We can spend them in many ways. We can glorify ourselves and our desires with those days, or we can use them to glorify God and make a difference in the world. We can't do both.

So, what will it be? Someone is learning from you today. What lesson are you teaching?

PS - Robby is currently hospitalized after surgery to replace a rod in his leg. He and his family would appreciate your prayers today. 

Want to know more about Kid President? Here's the link to a great article from Christian Chronicle.

photo from Wikipedia

In case you missed one of the past week's posts, here are the links: Morning Quiet Time: Who Speaks FirstChanging the World: What One Man (Or Woman) Can doWhen Hard Times Come: Pressing OnFriday Night with Friends: Sara FoustHand Washing and Heart CleansingThe Wonder Dogs Run In Circles, and Cutting Edge Prayer: The Power of Fasting

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