We are working hard in our student ministry to train up some leaders who won’t be afraid to be awkward, who won’t back down when things get hard, who will say things that need to be said and will do Christ’s will even when it isn’t comfortable. They are taking a strong leadership role in our Wednesday night services and they need your prayer. They also need your encouragement. Take time this week to love on some students. Tell them you are proud of them, encourage them to read the Word, show interest in their lives, and let them know that you are praying for them, and really do it.“Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.” 1 Peter 2:11-12.
Maybe I can stomach the llama who is visiting my house by allowing God to use it as a reminder to me of how I need to be awkward, how I too need to be an alien in this world. We all could use a little more llama, a little less drama. You think? Or maybe I can just stay inside until the State Fair is over.