THE DOMINO EFFECT

It wasn’t until I was an adult that I realized that dominos was a game. I simply thought they were pieces to set up in a line and knock over.

We would take hours to construct a pattern and watch it fall in seconds. I looked up in the Guiness Book of World Records for U.S. and the record is 250,000 dominos. It took 18 people 10 days to construct and probably minutes to fall. (The World Record is almost 4 1/2 million)

The Domino Effect is the chain reaction that occurs when one event sets off a chain of similar events. It’s really good when a person starts a domino effect by doing good.

In 2014 it started at 7am when one woman at a drive thru decided to pay for the driver behind her in St. Petersburg, Florida. That driver paid for the next driver and this continued. By 1:30pm 260 people had received a free cup of coffee and paid for the next in line. In total, 378 people agreed to keep it going. But at 6pm the 379th customer refused to pay for the next one.

What happens when we give? It makes God smile because it starts a chain reaction of good things.

This Sunday, August 11, I will finish a summer sermon series, The Grace of Giving. The message this week is “Give To Make God Smile” from 2 Corinthians 9:12-15. In this passage, we will discover that we make God smile when we meet the needs of others so that they offer a prayer of thanks which brings God’s children together. All of this brings glory to God and makes Him smile. 

What have you done today to make God smile?

Join us this Sunday @ 10:30 a.m.

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