I just cannot wrap my mind around this world I’m seeing unfold in front of me. It’s utter chaos. I don’t know who’s giving me the truth. I am having trouble seeing what is honorable. I don’t know who’s right or who’s wrong. Where is the purity, where is the lovely? Nothing seems admirable. I can’t believe how some people are acting. I can’t believe the ugliness that’s coming out.
When I have met with small groups of Middle School students in the last couple of week I asked a few questions to get them thinking and talking. I asked them to tell me something silly or goofy they had learned during this Covid-time. Then to tell me something good they’d learned. And lastly something hard they’d learned. This led to some incredible conversations about where our students are in all of this.
I encouraged our students to remember where the TRUTH lies. To remember WHO they are in CHRIST, and to spur others on to such things. If I had one thing to tell people in all of this, that would be it. The TRUTH lies in Christ and His word. You are a child of the ONE TRUE KING. Be true to that, spur others on in their walk and encourage them to think on these things as well.
A former student of mine put a post out on Facebook a couple weeks ago that said, “Women 30 years or older: If you could give one piece of advice to a girl in her early 20’s, what would it be?” I wrote: “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus!!!! Find Him, love Him, serve Him, trust Him and the rest will fall into place.” That’s my advice to everyone, at any age.
In this crazy world, He is where I place my trust. I have found Him. I LOVE Him with all that I am. I will continue to serve Him and most of all I TRUST Him. The rest will fall into place. And this gives me so much peace. I refuse to let the things of this world get me down.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8