When I was a teenager, my daddy decided he wanted a boat for the family. I was excited about that. Boat to me equaled lake, friends, girls, fishing, tubing, skiing, girls, hanging out. One day he bought a brand new boat. It was pink; it was glow-in-the-dark pink. Whoever heard of someone buying a pink boat? Pink was my momma’s favorite color, so Daddy got a pink boat. Momma’s name was Dot, so daddy got some of those big stenciled letters and named the boat “The Little Pink Dot.” Do you know how embarrassing that was for a teenager? Imagine inviting your buddies to go to the lake and ride around in “The Little Pink Dot.” I don’t know much about boating or boating laws, but I do understand the one sign that says “No Wake.” When you go through congested areas or marinas, you go slowly so that waves created by your boat don’t cause other boats to bang into docks. Many marinas have a sign that says “You Are Responsible for Your Wake.” You know what? That is true for boats, but it is also true for humans. We all leave a wake of some kind behind us. Our lives have a ripple effect. Following Jesus is doing what Jesus did and going where Jesus went. So what kind of wake did Jesus leave? He left a wake that pointed people to God, to love, to life, to joy, and to eternity.
– Dr. Tim