Children need models rather than critics.- -- Joseph Joubert
This quote really grabbed me. I have heard a few speakers who publicly criticized young people and voiced their "concern" about the church of tomorrow. Such criticism raises my blood pressure and I am immediately angered. If they feel so strongly that the church is in danger, maybe they need to review what kind of example they are giving. Personally, I am more than confident that the future church is in good hands. First, I believe in our young people. Second, the word of God clearly states the church is triumphant. Regardless of critical, negative people, the church will always stand because God's church cannot be destroyed. Can I encourage you to let a young person know you are proud of them? Let your walk with God be a happy, positive one that sets a good example.
P.S. The snapshot is of Jane holding Bryn. Jane has definitely been one of the most influential people in my life and an excellent Christian example. When I was just two years old, she was my Sunday School teacher and she still teaches me life lessons when I need them.