We have a lot for which to be thankful in our church. One of the many things is our youth—both the young people and their leaders. These folks work tirelessly to do mission and education for our community’s youth and not just our own youth. I’m certain we will all be very proud of these young folks who will deeply meaningful messages to our worship services this Sunday morning. By way of encouragement to them and inspiration to you, I suggest this is a Sunday you will not want to miss! The speaker will be great; the readers will be great; and the music will be great. In short, the whole thing will be great.
It is easy to overlook the youth in our community. Many adults foster Saul’s attitude when he said to David, who was ready to fight Goliath, “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are just a boy” (1 Samuel 17:33). Our youth might have given old Saul something to think about!
As we wait for the hot summer months to wind down and prepare for those people who will trickle back to worship, I see some wonderful ways for folks to become involved in ministry and service in the name of the Lord. My prayer for the church is that what we do be understood as the best we have to offer to God and to each other. Taking a hint from Paul, whether or not you are young—or simply feel young: “Let no one despise your youth, but set the believers an example in speech and conduct, in love, in faith, in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12). May we all strive to let God’s love motivate our life and hearts together at FUMC, Arlington Texas.
Our 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 Sanctuary services will be led by youth this Sunday, August 7.