Domino Effect

No use trying

When the giants of global missions are considered, they can seem so big that it is easy to conclude there is no use trying. Perhaps we aren’t tempted to totally give up, but at times wonder what difference our tiny part can make.

Vision to match the problem

I have been reading between Psalm 65-68 the past couple of weeks. The global vision of the Psalmist has stood out to me from these Psalms. All the earth and all the nations are spoken of. Global giants require a vision of a global God.

It’s so big

Nicky Gumbel says, “There are two possible attitudes when facing a giant. One is to say, ‘It’s so big, there’s nothing I can do.’ The other is to say, ‘It’s so big, I can’t miss!’” I love that perspective!

Domino effect

That kind of perspective reminds me of an experiment by physicist, Lorne Whitehead. He figured out a single domino can topple another domino 50 percent bigger. Apparently it’s physics, that’s why it took a physicist to figure this out! I’ve seen the schematic and I still don’t understand how it works.

To the moon

Starting with a single, two-inch domino, the 10th domino would be as tall as Peyton Manning. The 18th would be as tall as the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The 23rd would be taller than the Eiffel Tower. The 31st would be over Mt. Everest. The 57th would get you to the moon.

Knock down giants

Never think your tiny prayer has no effect. Never think the amount you give to the Great Commission Fund makes no difference. Never think the work you are doing isn’t doing anything. The Lord can take our little dominos and knock down giants that we never could have imagined!

Sure to hit

There is no denying how huge the mission is, but that just means when you come up against it and lean your domino into it, you are sure to hit it!

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