We often think that wisdom and experience comes with age and while that may be true, we can't disregard the ideas of younger people. As society has become more connected, the actions of the younger generation may sometimes seem pointless. However, surveys and research have shown that in choosing jobs, communities, and even churches, our current generation of young people are looking for ways to make a difference!
Whenever we see younger people, we need to be careful and not just dismiss their thoughts and ideas. Even the youngest among us can set an example of belief, faith, commitment, and love. Jesus used the children in the crowd to teach about faith and in I Timothy Paul encourages young people to be examples. As we look for ways to navigate sharing God's Word, promises, and vision for the world, we may want to look to the younger generation for examples and insight on how to reach out, maybe even going beyond our own comfort zones, to tell the Good News to others of all ages!
No matter the age of someone, God can use them as an example!
Thank You for all the people and events that have influenced my life and allowed me to become who I am. Help me to look to others of all ages for examples and inspiration to continue growing in You. Through Jesus I pray, amen.