From The Chaplain’s Desk

Ron Fraser, Transport for Christ President
June 2023

Want to make a difference in the world?

God can make a difference in our lives by changing our hearts. And as God changes our hearts, He begins to work powerfully in our lives. Notice that in both steps, God is the One who does the heavy lifting. He has been making a difference throughout history. He desires to change the world more than you ever will. The good news is that He uses us to make a difference.

God uses His people to bring His will “on earth as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). We’re here to tell others about Jesus and to lead the people around us to see the incalculable worth of our God. That task seems huge! How do we do it? It happens as we connect with God and live according to His purpose.

As we move into the world to make a difference, how do we stay connected to this history-shaping, world-changing God? The answer is so simple that it may surprise you: read the Bible. The God who changed our hearts from the old man we were without Christ to the new creation we are in Him, continues to change our hearts through His Word.

God has given His Scriptures to His people so that they can know Him. The Bible is a perfect testimony of who God is and what He’s like. It “is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). Through His Word, God has given us “everything required for life and godliness” (2 Pet. 1:3).

We don’t read the Bible as merely a religious exercise. We read the Bible because we believe it will change our lives.

You can contact Ron Fraser, Transport for Christ President at 717-426-9977.