Wednesday, 10 October 2012
"I see a generation
rising up to take their place,
with selfless faith..."
I didn't write these words, a talented worship leader did, and while they were referring to a slightly older generation (as the song was penned in 2006) they still have a resounding truth today.
I am a youth leader, and having just returned from our annual weekend away, I can confirm that there is a generation rising.
God is moving and speaking to our our young people in a very real and big way.
They are inspired to stand out, to have a voice, to make a difference.
They have BIG faith.
They are an example.
Not only to their peers, but to their families, their leaders, their churches.
They teach me things about God that I've never considers. They engage in worship in a way that I didn't understand at that age. They ask questions and provide perspective.
1 Timothy 4:12 tells our young people;
"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity."
And I believe it.
I believe they are stepping up.
I believe they are taking their place.
I believe they are shining like stars.
They are a generation rising.
And I can't wait to see what's next.
Have you witnessed the next generation rising? What can we do to encourage the next generation of Christians to take their place in the world?