Last night at our young adults service it was Creative Night. One of the young guys played his guitar and sang, “How He Loves Us.” His passion and love for God reminded me of something I said to myself years ago.
When I was a teenager I went to a summer camp in Texas with my old church youth group. It was my first time on an airplane, first time traveling, first time being away from my parents. There, a bunch of us got serious about our Faith. We returned home excited about God, I soon noticed each week that less and less teenagers were showing up to church.
There was this one Sunday I noticed I was the only one in the front row at church. I looked behind me and everyone who was once there excited, was no where to be found. I was standing there alone, and thought, “Now what?” I remember telling myself, “No matter who comes or goes, I’m going to stay. ”
I lost contact with my old youth group and now 13 years later I’m at a new church and met the most amazing people who are my age who are passionate about the Creator. I now see the life God has painted out before me and that I’m not alone. I had no idea how important the commitment I was making was. We change our minds everyday but once in a while something takes place in our lives and whether its for the good or bad, we make a vow. I was reminded of how important the every day thoughts are. It’s the simple moments that make us who we are.
Creative Night made me think of how different our artwork is from each other and though its different it is limitless on who it can inspire. When we are bold and share a part of us, it helps others look inside themselves.