Greg Rolfe in Directors and Executives, Engineers and Technicians, Administrative Pastor • Beacon Hill. Baptist Church Sep 22, 2020 · 1 min read · 1.5K

Steps in the snow and words on the wind

Steps in the snow and words on the wind

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your posts read by one million readers? Have you pondered what it would feel like? But more importantly have you considered what you would say? Every time we post or truly every time we speak our thoughts and words could perhaps by some incredible chance, reach more than we might ever have imagined. What are we saying?

I grew up with this story, it goes something like this. A man went out one snowy evening on his way to get a drink at the local bar. He traveled the same rout he always went, his feet knowing the way. But just before he opened the door to the drink waiting within, he looked behind him at his prints in the snow. And what he saw caused him to pause, for there he witnessed his son, carefully stepping in each print left by his father, following faithfully in his every step. The man paused and then turned buying milk instead.

It may be that our posts or even our words will never reach a million pairs of ears or eyes but they do reach someone. What are we saying? Where are we leading? Is the destination worthy of us? Each word we write or each word we speak has a chance of impacting someone around us. Will that word produce the result we desire or will it lead somewhere else.

On a snowy day where will your footprints lead? Is it somewhere you want others to follow? What are we saying? Is it truly worthy of us?

Next time you write a post or give an opinion consider this, what if it reached a million people. Is this truly what you wanted them to hear?

Blessings!



Greg Rolfe Oct 23, 2020 · #7

#6 Fey Vietmeier I will read it now. Not so sure about the wisdom part but the reading yes.

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Fay Vietmeier Oct 20, 2020 · #6

#5 @Greg Rolfe
Blessings back Greg.
I do hope you get a few minutes to read this post I tagged you
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/be-aware-don-t-be-a-sheep-don-t-be-a-lemming

The post mentioned herein you said was "too close for comfort"
I'm sharing this not to bring discomfort but welcome your wisdom

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Greg Rolfe Oct 20, 2020 · #5

#3 I am honored!

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Fay Vietmeier Oct 19, 2020 · #4

"What do your words say about you?"
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/what-do-your-words-say-about-you

Greg's rich thought:
"It may be that our posts or even our words will never reach a million pairs of ears or eyes but they do reach someone.
What are we saying?
Where are we leading?
Is the destination worthy of us?
Each word we write or each word we speak has a chance of impacting someone around us.
Will that word produce the result we desire or will it lead somewhere else."

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Fay Vietmeier Oct 19, 2020 · #3

@Greg Rolfe
A rich post Greg
... I share hoping the words do reach "a million people" ;~)

"It may be that our posts or even our words will never reach a million pairs of ears or eyes but they do reach someone.
What are we saying?
Where are we leading?
Is the destination worthy of us?
Each word we write or each word we speak has a chance of impacting someone around us.
Will that word produce the result we desire or will it lead somewhere else.

This was my thinking when I wrote "What do your words say about you?"
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@fay-vietmeier-pennsylvania/what-do-your-words-say-about-you
One day I way recreate this post & include your wonderful story "steps in the snow" to better drive home the thought

... hope all is well in your corner of the world ...

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Greg Rolfe Sep 22, 2020 · #2

#1 I had not heard that rendition. Thank you @John Rylance

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John Rylance Sep 22, 2020 · #1

A father said to his son Be careful where you walk.
His son replied you be careful where you walk im following in your footsteps
He might have added.
I cant yet walk a mile in your shoes,but i can walk in your footsteps for ever.

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