I recently spent a week up in Prescott, Arizona at UCYC, United Christian Youth Camp. There is something beautiful and so deeply moving when you see a group of 300+ students unite together lifting their hands in the air and crying out to a God that wants to know their heart’s desires and pains. These kids capture my heart in every way. Tears of joy stream from my face when I think of all that they are capable of doing. We need adults, parents and non-parents, and college students to feed and pour everything we have into the younger generations. They are the future, they are the ones that can change the world. They need guidance and wisdom to lead them down the path that God desires them to be down. I have messed up one too many times as a junior higher, high school student and a college student and I believe it is imperative that they know our faults and the consequences. We have an incredible and merciful God that forgives us but we are all born to be leaders and we need to raise the youth to be leaders so that they can continue to build up their community and society and in turn change the world so that all can see what a magnificent Savior we have. If they are obedient to God, they are capable of shaking lives with their voices, moving hearts towards God, and raising up their generation to change the way our world thinks, breathes and lives their life.
I have high hopes for what our students are going to do. I continue to pray each and every day that these students and young adults will not lose their gifts and love that God has blessed them with. God is on the move in the younger generations and we need to open our eyes, believe in these students, and tell them that there is a God who loves them with a love that is so unfathomable, so overwhelming and so heart-warming who wants and needs their voices and hearts to shape the future.
Love. Be loved. Know love.