This was taken in Israel but I forgot about it until today. We are still in Jordan. And it’s been good. I like the people here too.
Here’s a verse someone sent me from a Bible Verse Swap Email.
1Ti 4:12 Let no one make little of you because you are young, but be an example to the church in word, in behavior, in love, in faith, in holy living.
So for us youth, this is a good verse to think on. Just because we are young it does not mean that we cannot be mature in our faith, and that we have to follow what the world says teenagers do and rebel against our parents. Yes as a teen we are trying to find our place. But it doesn’t mean that just because Mom and Dad said to be home by 10:00 we push the limit. As teenagers we need to start taking responsibility and understand that if we stay out later than 10:00 we most likely are going to get up late tomorrow, and be late.
Last night Mom, Erin and I went to help a single mum get settled in her apartment. And while we were out cleaning the front porch, the neighbor hood kids came over and started speaking in Arabic to us. But of course we have no idea what they were saying so when they figured out that we spoke English they tried to communicate with the little English they knew. It was asked every 2 minutes “what’s your name”. They also knew how to count to 10 in English. It amazes me that these kids between the ages of 6-10 knew this much English. I am guilty to say, I only know how to say “thank you” and “no” in their language. But they were friendly and it didn’t bother them about the communication barrier.
We had a good time. We dusted the furniture, swept and scrubbed the floor. The lady has 2 children and is 6 months pregnant. So she could use the help.
Shabbat Shalom, have a good, peaceful Sabbath.
And remember that just because we may be young, we are still the next generation, of those who will serve Him.