Wednesday, January 8, 2014

United and Unstoppable

This week was amazing; I am inspired and challenged by the youth I work with (not that this is unusual). Most people would have just sat back when they were told that their church service would be canceled due to severe weather. They’d say “hey, it’s risky, not a big problem.” Not our youth, they wanted a service, they wanted to say goodbye to two of our exiting leaders, and they wouldn’t take “no” (However, they did this respectfully and went right to the youth pastor, thank goodness)… Given the ultimatum that we would try if they could get 50 people to come, I watched them work together, encourage, and fight to make this happen. And within a few hours it was done, amazingly. Worrying for them, my first thought was keeping them safe, but I could hear God’s voice gently saying He was glad they were willing to risk. Their willingness to risk and fight for church services is something strong churches have had for centuries. He was glad they were fighting together, bonding to make things happen is essential in His family. In the end, we hybrid the Wednesday night service to allow everyone to worship together, and say goodbye. Safe and they got what they needed. I was blessed to be worship alongside them, blessed that they took ownership to make it happen.

So to them: May you never stop thinking it’s worth the risk, worth being a rebel, worth the challenge. May you always stick together, fighting for your friends and loved ones. May you constantly seek God, pray, and timer in scriptures. And may you have the spirit of the friends who broke through a roof to get their friend to Jesus (Mark 2), not letting anything stop you from getting to Him. 
Every blessing to you all for years to come. I can’t wait to see the amazing men and woman of God you become!
Thank you!