With the launch of a new year of ministry behind us….
I drove away from church last night extremely blessed and excited – yet there was another part of me that was disturbed, angry and disappointed.
Many students throughout the day were discussing what they had done and had not done this summer. Stories of vacations, trips and camps. Stories of how God had shown up in unexpected ways.
But I must admit there were more stories about pain, destructive choices and messages of guilt and shame.
Seeing the train wrecks of relationship gone bad over the past 20 years has taken its toll…not necessarily on me but by those who have stood in its wake.
I’m tired of seeing students and their parents choose the safe yet far more harmful path that leads to relational destruction – rather than first and foremost finding their identity in Christ.
What are your thoughts? How do we as Youth pastors / Workers / Parents stand in the gap?