Sunday, November 2, 2008

Feeding your inner kid

When we had a pizza party for the jr. high/high school youth group tonight, paid for by a generous lady in the church, kids came out of the trees to attend. Several brought guests. It is amazing what interest free food will generate. It's also a little disappointing that they are not as interested in feeding their spirit man as they are their bellies. But at least they came. They could have done something else with their time. They know we are interested in them. It's a start. We haven't had a youth group here in several years, and now we have some new Christians who need to be discipled. It's slow going, but at least it's going. I long to show them, to teach them, to model to them somehow that living for Jesus may cost some time and a few sin toys wrenched out of their hands when they want to clutch them, but in the long run it doesn't cost, it pays. Richly. They have lived such a short time on this earth, they've not yet narrowed their search to what's really important: a relationship with one true Friend who will never turn his back on you. That can only be Jesus. He's the only one who is able and willing to be forever faithful. I pray we can help them realize His love for them and their worth to Him before they are adults. If they make Him Lord now, their lives will be so much simpler. Help us, dear Father. Help us show them what you are really like. Jeanette

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy about your blog. Now we can keep up with what is going on in your life. Deanna has a blog to. I will get her blog address for you. Love your post and your wisdom. You always encourage me. Love, Phyllis