Hi, everyone. I hope you're all doing well.
We had a wonderful church service this past Sunday. Our youth group went to our district youth convention and had a great time! I always enjoy it when they come back, and we get to hear their testimonies.
Our youth leader said something that has really stuck with me. He said that he noticed a couple of the kids on their cell phones during the message. He asked them to put their phones away, and then realized they were paying attention and following along with the Bible on their cell phones! That was so amazing to me!
The guest speaker even asked the kids to text message their friends and let them know where they were and what they were doing.
We hear so much about the evils of text messaging and cell phones, and I know there are legitimate problems in that area, but I thought it was so neat to hear about them being used for good.
America's Christian youth of today are in training right now to become the next pastors, missionaries, youth leaders, evangelists, deacons, etc.. They're also in training to become the next moms, dads, teachers, doctors, ... (well, you get the picture!). As Christian parents, we have such an awesome privilege and responsibility to raise our children for the Lord. Isn't that something to think about??
As Keith Green said, "This generation of believers is responsible for this generation of souls." I think that is such a profound statement. How are we doing?
For those of you unfamiliar with Keith Green, he gave his life to the Lord in 1975, then was killed in a plane crash (along with two of his children) in 1982. But in that short amount of time he wrote some amazing songs. His wife, Melody, wrote a biography of him called No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green. If you don't have his music or his book, please get it! I know you will be challenged! There is no doubt that his influence is still here today even though he's in Heaven.
Have a great week! :)