This week marked the 50th anniversary of the Watergate break-in. And while Woodward and Bernstein deserve lots of credit, let's not forget the guy who started it all. Frank Wills was working the midnight to 7 AM shift as an $80 a week security guard. He was just doing his job when he found duct tape over a latch bolt that prevented the door from locking. He removed the tape and continued doing his job. On another of his rounds, he rechecked that same door and noticed there was more tape on the same door. This started the now-famous Watergate saga that changed American politics forever.
Like Frank, you might just be an average person, just doing your job, just living life on a daily basis. You might feel that your past prevents you from helping someone, from being a person that can offer hope. Or you might feel that your unimportant presence eliminates you from offering hope. But you never know when a door might open because it was taped open. You might be called upon to walk through a door, offering hope to someone in desperate need.
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
God is pleased to use people just like you and me to offer hope. Or even to change the world.