Life here at camp is surreal. I see broken kids everywhere. Kids with real problems, kids with problems bigger than my own and they are half my age. Kids battling abuse, divorce, neglect, bullying, feeling alone, eating disorders, suicide, pressure, and death. The list is endless.
Some of these kids suffer more right now, then some ever will in their whole life. It makes me think twice about how we should talk and treat kids. I mean, we don’t always know their background, history, and lives. We make judgments based on looks and personalities.
Truth is kids aren’t as superficial as they may seem or put off to seem.
Kids are really broken inside, and the only cure for this broken heart is Jesus. So the next time we scold a kid, yell at a kid, or respond to a kid in a negative way, stop and think. How can you show this child Jesus? How would Jesus handle the situation?
We are not perfect, we will mistakes because we are sinful in nature, but if we just make a small effort to treat all kids with respect, this world could be a little bit brighter!
Take the time to get to know kids, surround yourselves with them, be there for them, and most of all love on them!
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39
The Lord commands us to love one another as he loves us! Today I challenge you! Spread a little love, with your kids, with your enemies, with strangers! I know it’s easier said than do, but let’s all try to spread some love today!