New beginnings have always been an energy booster. Whether it’s a new year, a new job, tool, or outfit, something about fresh and new seems to be a great time to do our best, be our best, even go an extra mile.
After speaking about this with my class and asking if they had any New Year resolutions, I heard a lot of inspiring thoughts. They answered with, doing better in school, keeping their rooms clean, and many other wonderful and positive thoughts.
I shared with my class that it is a great time for us to get closer, and learn more about God’s love for us. Somehow, through our conversation we ended up discussing doing what’s right, responsibilities, and cool kids.
I just had to ask, “What makes someone a cool kid?” It was pretty interesting to listen to their thoughts. My passion for teaching about our faith welcomes these conversations. It is an awesome opportunity to share the truth with them, when it seems as though so much of our world through television, social media, and false teachings bombards them. They are given a credit card before they learn how to save money, drugs before they have any idea of the long term effect, and a vision of what cool kids look like, without even knowing the individuals personally.
How we live our life, treat others, and invest in knowledge that is beneficial, is essential. The greatest thing we can do this year is to get closer to God and to learn about His truths and how great His love for us is, so that we may be victorious on this journey set before us. I said to my class, “Always remember, YOU are the cool kids!”
“These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31