One of my favorite contemporary Christian artists is Israel Houghton. His Power of One cd is inspiring and his music has moved my praise and worship to a whole new level. There is one song in particular that speaks to my perception of how we as individuals can help to make the world a better place. Here are some of the words to the title track “The Power of One”:
What if it all, depended on me, to change the world, to change the world?
What if my only responsibility was, to change the world, to change the world?
Let me be, the one, to start a revolution
Let me sing, my song to the people of the world
It all begins with one, the power of one, join in the hundreds of millions of people
Believing in one, the power of one
Don’t hang around, stand up or sit down and believe we can change the world, together
We can change the world together.
What kind of love, can conquer disease and change the world, change the world?
What can I do to make poverty, history and change the world, change the world?
Please don’t close your eyes. Please don’t turn away.
Let your voices rise. Put love on display and make a difference
I believe, you and me can make a difference now!
The words in this song are so simple yet so true. You and I can make a difference by working together in the loving way that God intended. The Bible says… “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 KJV) This scripture should inspire us to get involved in a church ministry, volunteer for a worthy cause, become a missionary, visit the sick or shut-in, give to a local charity, or help rebuild communities that have experienced a natural disaster. The opportunities are endless! God has a purpose for us all……….let’s show our love to Him by working together to make the world a better place for all!
By Lauren Blake