No, one person can’t. Martin Luther did not make a difference when he nailed his 95 Theses paper to the church door. Beethoven didn’t make a difference when he composed beautiful music. Martin Luther King didn’t make a difference when he made his first speech for civil rights, Jonas Salk didn’t make a difference when he developed the polio vaccine, Lottie Moon didn’t make a difference when she went to China. The act of doing does not make a difference by itself, just like a tree falling in the forest, no sound is made unless someone hears.
It was the people who read Martin Luther’s proclamation who made a difference. It was the people who listened to Beethoven who made his music live on. It was the people who marched with Martin Luther King who brought about the Civil Rights Act. It was the people who took the medicated sugar cube that helped wipe out polio. It was the people who sent money to Lottie Moon and it was the people in China who responded to her message that made the difference.
People who listen, who respond, and who take up the cause make the difference. That is why it is important for us to take action. This is your chance to make a difference. Individual people walking together in the same direction makes a crowd.
Will you take up the cause? Will you join the crowd? Will you speak up for women’s equality in our churches, and in society?