It was great to have our students back for in-person youth group. It has been since December when we were last together. It was great to see their smiling eyes (since we were all wearing masks) and catch up on their lives. I anticipate that our youth will thrive as they begin to reconnect with each other in person. Virtual youth programs have been difficult, especially with all the time students must spend on screens for school these days. I am looking forward to being back with our students on a regular basis.
Since we are back together, we have returned to watching and discussing The Chosen, a TV series based on the ministry of Christ. This week’s episode was about the wedding in Cana. Twice during the episode, the question was asked, “If not now, when?” We asked this question of our students. Jesus invited people to follow him, and he invites us too. We can always create a list of excuses why we can’t follow him. It’s too scary. It’s too risky. I’m too busy. I’m too young. I don’t know enough. Jesus did not call his disciples to follow him when they balanced their calendars and gained a lot of knowledge. He calls them, and us, to follow him now. So, the question is, if not now, when?
I want to invite all our youth, students in 6th-12th grade, to join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30 -8pm in our main youth room. We are taking the necessary precautions to keep our students safe, while helping them know, grow, and show the love of Christ. If you have any question, feel free to email; firstname.lastname@example.org.