We were talking about staying energized and going for it every night. And sometimes I'm tired Sunday nights. Long weeks at work, busy weekends, not enough sleep, lots to do... But the one thing that keeps me going? Lives hang in the balance. I know that as youth staff or really even as a Christian, in the end, lives matter. I don't always do it perfectly and I may inadvertently hurt someone but I must at that time say I'm sorry, but I strive to move forward.
If you saw someone drowning in a lake, would you just sit back, and then look for your bathing suit? And then go get your towel, maybe get a drink of soda?
No! You'd jump in that water and you'd do everything in your power to save that person.
All the people who are around us are those drowning people. They are gasping for the kind of air that will bring life to them. They are gasping and floundering reaching out to us to give them life, and some don't even know they are drowning.
We have people all around us, our families, friends, co-workers, you name it, who need Jesus! We have got to go after them!
The new school year is about to start and I'm super excited about it!!! Those kids matter to God! They do! And so they matter to me!