Almost nine months ago I stepped foot into this place we call high school. But what I didn't know stepping though the doorway, was that I was also stepping into a land filled with so much drama, doubt, and death. Things happened this year, that I never would have thought would. I was blown away. I couldn't believe the change a summer could make. My class went from having sleep-overs with a group of girls, to sleeping with one whom they claim to love. We went from thinking not being able to see someone for a day was as bad as them dieing, to actually not being able to see our friends because they died. We went from thinking our life was so rough we would just stay in our rooms all night to thinking our life is so bad we should end our lives. What happened?
So many have forgotten the faith of their childhood. They left it at the door as they entered High School. They say they're too cool, or it's just for the weak. They don't remember what it felt like. To just be held by the Heavenly Father. My friends, He hasn't forgotten you. I know it's been such a hard year for so many people. And even though so many things have been torn away from you, there is one thing that can never be taken away. It's God. He wants to help you. Actually, He wants to help you carry your burdens. Matthew 11:28-30 says: "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart. You will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light". I don't know what is going on in your life right now, but God does. Just like when you were a child, and your daddy pick you up in his arms and all of your worries melted in his hands, your Heavenly Father wants to do the same. Run to Him, His arms are open.