For some reason, I have a heart for the young. Especially the teens. I like talking to them, listening to them, and helping them. God has given me some opportunities to do that. This week in Vacation Bible School, one of the verses that we are basing our themes around is 1 Timothy 4:12
Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
I have read this verse, but this week it has been given meaning to me. My first night of teaching, I taught the teenagers. Though my son was kinda mouthy, it was interesting. There were ten of them. All but two I knew and had mostly watch grow up. These kids are really good examples of what this verse talks about. Even though they are young, adults should take note of them. These kids lead by example. They are showing the adults around them how they should talk (well sorta), behave, love, have faith and keep pure.
These kids are know and are trying to be examples not only for the older believers, but shine as a light on the pathway for the younger kids. The kids behind them are looking towards them and mimicking what they see. I urged these kids to be the example God wants them to be. I encourage each of us to take a closer look at the teens and urge them to follow God's plan for their lives.