Does she know that life is not guaranteed to be easy and although she is a million miles away from me; she is not alone. Well, we talked about how God loves us and we are never alone and how Jesus understands how life can be crazy sometimes. I wonder if she will remember Hebrews 14:14-15 “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are – yet was without sin.” That high priest is Jesus and yes he understand our out of control and alone moments.
Oh, she will come face to face with our young culture out there. She will see how the world begs and thrives for power, personal successes and gains, popularity, financial stresses and money. These are commonplace things and will seem so easy that wrong will look like right. She may be tempted to conform to these things but as she and I explored God’s word together we are reminded about what Paul said in Romans about not conforming to this world but transforming ourselves by the renewing of our minds. But Does She Know that by refusing to complain or argue can make her shine is world? “Do everything without complaining or arguing so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold out the world of life – in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.” Philippians 2:14-16
Go my child into the world and let your light – the light of Christ SHINE!
Be a beacon.