You’re watching your favorite show, and it comes to that one gripping, powerful scene. The plot twist. The Hero Conquers. The Villain dies. The show ends, and the credits begin. This is generally when you turn the movie off, and miss the closing credits. But, there are so many people behind the scenes that bring that story to life, they should be recognized. These are the people who do the things that we rarely think about. The person who gets permission to close a road. The person who calls and arranges all of the catering for the crew. The people who hold the microphones, and their wrap the cables.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the Heavens.” You might know this better by the song, “To everything, turn, turn turn. There is a season turn, turn, turn. And a time to every purpose under Heaven”. Seasons come and go. Jobs come and go. And, people come in and out of your life. None of which are bad. But, I’d like to encourage you with some of the “behind the scenes” people who have crossed your path.
Between school, work, church, clubs, athletics, extra curricular activities, vacations, and countless other groups, you’ve probably met thousands of people in your lifetime. Some of those more important people are coming to your mind as you read this. Others, you’ve totally forgotten about until someone brings their name up. But, each of them have made an impact in your life.
I was reading in a chapter in the New Testament of the Bible called, Romans. It is an amazing book filled with dramatic stories of healings, life-change, and courage. The very end of the chapter is like the end of the movie. How is it going to end? Well, like a movie, it ends with closing credits. Paul, takes time to thank people that have come in and out of his life. He thanks people for their hospitality. He thanks co-workers. And, he thanks leaders. Many of the people he thanks, we never hear about again. But, their impact in Paul’s life was so big, they made the closing credits. And these credits have been passed on for thousands of years.
I want to be the person who makes the “closing credits” in someone’s last goodbye. Can you imagine the ripple effect? How about you? Are you living a life that would make the “closing credits” in a friends’ life? Maybe today is the day to make a few edits.
Leave a legacy. Go make a difference. And always, Run By Faith.