"That's How You Change the World"
All my life I had big dreams, to do big things and make a change,
And all the while, I just passed by, the simple needs right here next to me.
'Cause there's a breaking heart that's fallin' apart,
And tear filled eyes lookin' back at me, God, won't you help me to see.
It's the prayer in an empty room, little things we do when nobody's around,
A hand reaching out to a heart in doubt, it's the smallest spark that can light the dark.
That's how you change the world, Oh oh oh oh (Change the world),
That's how you change the world, Oh oh oh oh (Change the world).
A million little drops of rain, can be enough to cause a tidal wave,
A flood of Your love, that no one can contain.
'Cause there's an empty soul, that wants to be known,
Around me now, that I can lead to You, revealing love that won't refuse.
It's the kind words, a simple smile, more than showin' up, going the extra mile,
It's giving everything, when you've got nothin' left, sharin' a little hope, with a single breath.
That's how you change the world, that's how you change the world,
It's the prayer in an empty room, a hand reaching out to a heart in doubt.
This song is on repeat on my playlist lately as it has some potent lyrics that apply. The challenge of the song is not only for you, or for me, but for everyone. We can all dream of doing 'big things and making a change' only to miss those 'simple things right here next to us'. You don't have to travel to far away lands to change the world. Right where you are, right where God has planted you, you can be a part of changing the world.
I am seeking to be faithful to the call I have on my life right now here in Guadalajara. That often means walking across the gym and talking to someone when I would rather just continue on with my workout. It might mean walking across the street and talking to a neighbour who needs the words that I need to share. It might mean looking around me and noticing others and their needs.
The song repeatedly says, "It's the prayer in an empty room, little things we do when nobody's around, a hand reaching out to a heart in doubt, its the smallest spark that can light the dark" and then the kicker, ""Cause there's an empty soul that wants to be known around me now, that I can lead to You". That, my friends, is our calling; each and every one of us. There are empty souls all around. Light the darkness where ever you find yourself. "A simple smile" - God hasn't asked us all to be like Billy Graham but He has asked us all to be faithful and change the world.