Yesterday was a very emotional day for me. See, I visited the teens in the residential counseling facility that I work with. I wanted to see them a couple of days before Christmas and share cookies and Christmas wishes with them.
About two thirds of the kids were gone for the holidays. I brought cookies, Christmas wishes and Christmas hugs.
I always go around and say hi to everyone and see how people are doing. Are they struggling? Are they having a great week? That sort of thing. As I was visiting with one young man, he showed me a picture he was working on. He told me he would like to give me the picture when he finishes. I thought that was really nice and told him thank you. He said, “You’re a part of my life and you mean a lot to me. You made me believe in Jesus.”
Now I get soft-hearted now and then, this was one of those times. This troubled young man, struggling with self-worth issues touched me deeply. I am so happy he believes in Jesus. I look forward to helping him move forward in his belief. I know it will bring healing to him.
That is one of the reasons I continue to invest myself in the lives of these teens. To see them change, to help them see God and learn about Jesus.
May God be blessed.