Writing became one of the most precious gifts to me at 8 years-old. To this day, it is my chosen mode of communicating.
Based on 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
We, your family of youth leaders, give thanks to God for who you are, for who you are trying to figure out to be, constantly praying that you would let what God says about you matter the most, remembering that you are image bearers of Creator God in one of the seasons of life and development that He created as a gift.
For we know dear ones, that God picked you: you didn’t have to earn it, fight it, or prove it. You were and are loved by Him-because the good news of Jesus came to you not only in word, but in steam rolling power that couldn’t be denied in the depth of your spirit. Your eyes are on us, watching how we’re actively following Jesus and loving people, wanting to do the same but knowing not everyone around you will join your club. But you have eyes watching you, too. We don’t have to tell others to watch you because they already see the way you love the hurting and the broken, just as Jesus did.
You have given up approval and acceptance from the world and found it in the Kingdom. Following Jesus will always be worth it, even though others will argue with you. So wait on Him. Wait for the day when all is made right by Him. It will be worth it.