This week’s thoughts center on our back2school outreach, and today is “reason 2 of 5 why we do back2school”. Yesterday or day 1 was about being stronger when Christian’s serve together. Today and day 2 are the students. Each and every student is valuable to us and to our God.
When we give value to another human being, we are doing what God called us to do. This doesn’t overlook wrong, but what this does is make sure that every human knows that they matter. Every one is made by God, gifted from God and have a destiny here and in the future that holds so many blessings.
These kids are incredible. From the littlest preschooler to the senior in high school we see in their eyes, hear in their voices and watch as smiles arise as needs are met and conversations happen. There are needs, and we can meet them!
1 John 3:17 NASB
But whoever has the world’s goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
Turn it around. By giving and by meeting needs and by sharing resources we demonstrate God’s loves to each and every student. God’s love flows through what we give and through us. God’s love shines a light on truth and for eyes to be able to see. This love isn’t something to hide or to use only every now and then. We can make sure that love begins our day, thrives in our thoughts and laces our words and actions.
People have to see God through us. It is a choice we make.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NASB
Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.
When we know we have value, we get stronger. Being built up leads to building others up. This is something we do well within the confines of back2school. Another reason we do back2school is because students need to know they are valuable!