Isn’t it amazing how God can use young people? Joseph was just a teenager when his great adventure began. David was still in the youth group when he killed the giant Goliath and led Israel to a great victory against the Philistines. It’s believed that Daniel and his three friends were still in their teenage years when they were taken into captivity and chosen to serve in Nebuchadnezzer’s court. And then there was a young girl named Mary who was singled out for an extraordinary purpose. And John was just a teenager when he and his brother James were called to be fishers of men.
To another young man named Timothy Paul gave this word of advice, “Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example (pattern) for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12, Amp.) God is no respecter of age – young or old. The same God who called Moses at the age of eighty used a young boy in one of the great miracles of the New Testament – the feeding of the five thousand. No matter your age, God can and will use you if you make yourself available.
So a word of thanks is in order to Nicholas and his dedicated leadership team for doing such a great discipling the youth of RLA. And thanks to all of our young people who ministered Sunday night. You truly were an example to the believers.