I woke up this morning…actually I would consider it still night, and I joined a number of our youth and other Middletown High School students for some fellowship and worship time before school. At 6:45 young people were dragging their selves, and all 145 pounds of their school stuff, into the chorus room for praise music and some devotion/message time. What a wonderful way to start the day. Though I am sure that by the end of the day the students (and me for that matter) will be more willing to craw into be at a reasonable hour.
I am always taken aback when I see young people really owning their faith and putting it into action in a real way. This isn’t just a club that they go to in hopes of getting out of 4th period once a month on Club days. There is sacrifice and commitment that these young people have made that motivates them to be there. What a joyful thing it is. Also it is great to be able to worship in a place where I have no more responsibility for the service than the freshman sitting next to me. 🙂 God shows up and cares for my soul in some of the strangest places.