I asked Ellie & Asa what they learned at camp. They both responded by saying, “Our youth is the church of today, not tomorrow.” I asked them to explain. They said, “Most adults think our generation can only make an impact in the future, not today.” While listening, I immediately thought about Paul’s letter to Timothy and how much we should support our young people at South Green!
Our children have a heavy burden of responsibility. Kids today have more exposure & access to the world than previous generations! The door to sinful images, derogatory language, and blurred lines of right and wrong is more confusing than ever. Paul said to Timothy, “This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previ- ously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare” (I Tim. 1:18). Our children at South Green are showing great courage in today’s culture!
Our children are being encroached upon in all facets of life with false doctrine. Our children’s peers, many of their teachers, and even their future mates may know very little of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Kyle Butt, in his book, Always Be Ready, says, “93% of Americans have a copy of the Bible or other Scriptures in their household, yet only 42% of the nation cannot name even five of the Ten Commandments.” Our children at South Green reflect their faith in God’s Word by the knowledge they possess while modeling Christ in a spiritually famine land (I Tim. 1:1).
Our children are desiring to grow. We observe our children attending weekly Bible classes, regional youth events, and “camps” in other states. Why? They yearn to be connected to their church family outside of Glasgow, they crave knowledge to combat false teaching, & they desire the meat of the Word (Heb. 5:12-14).
Are we striving to make a stand for Christ, are we only surviving in our nation, and do we desire to remain a babe in Christ? Our youth has answered these questions. What is your response?