Like A Child
Here’s a picture of the group that went to Adventureland. If you take a close look you will notice some
new faces. These are friends our kids invited to attend. At our teen cookout/campout we had ten teens and four of those were friends of our teens.
In our Wednesday
night class, we have been discussing the importance of building relationships with others in order to share the good news of Jesus Christ with them. Brandy and I have been stressing the importance of
this with our teens and they are taking it to heart. (“Way to go” to our
One of the reasons
I enjoy working with teens is that they don’t have a lot of the biases that we tend to develop as
adults. They are often more welcoming of others and less judgmental. They are looking for new friends to have fun with and are more willing to step out of their comfort zone to do so. At Uplift and
the Boy’s Weekend at MWBC I noticed over and over how the kids would enter into conversations with complete strangers and end up talking with them quite a bit. (One boy at camp talked to Caleb for
almost an hour about a video game they both play!)
As adults, we
don’t do this as easily. It’s hard for us to humble ourselves and take that step to start a conversation
with a total stranger. And for the sake of the Gospel, we should! Maybe this is a piece of what Jesus meant when he said, “Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the
greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.”
Let’s take a lesson
from our teens! Open up, talk to others, seek new relationships and friends.
Think about it.