but in this moment


It’s so strange—and in a way sad—to think that this is the last bit of my childhood.  I’ve gone from infancy to childhood to teen, which are all stages in and of themselves, but soon I’ll be an adult and I will never get these carefree years back.  After this will come responsibility, many new experiences.  After this year, I’ll never again go to youth to participate in the activities, or go to Sunday school, or go to high school.

It makes me realize how important now is.  Not in the sense of “live for now, in the moment, for your own satisfaction,” but in the sense that you’ll never get this time back.  This moment, right now, is your only chance to be Christ to your high school friends.  It’s your only chance to be there for your friends at youth.  It’s your only chance to do the things only teenagers can do.

If you let this moment pass you by, what about the next, and the next?  Will you give up an opportunity to glorify God in this situation?  You’ll never get another one quite like it.  It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t seem to be successful.

Our part is simple: our responsibility is to obey God and leave the details up to Him.  Will you hear this call?