we said goodbye to the class of 2010 on Sunday. bittersweet. so many students that we believe will continue to live for the glory of God and his purposes.
Luke preached just about the same message he did from the first night of youth group. It was from 2 Corinthians 4:6-10. The theme of our whole year: reflectors.
For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
i loved the last part of Luke's message. recently, luke's brother cleaned out his room and for some reason he had luke's high school yearbooks. inevitably Luke read my inscription from freshman year [which was totally lame;)] but he also shared from his senior year yearbook... not about me but about the two guys that he brought to church. these two guys were the ones that came out to lunch with luke and i everyday junior year. luke graduated early his senior year so oddly enough these were the only two signatures he had. what did they both say? in the scramble of other ridiculous words they said thank you for showing me who jesus christ is.
what matters other than that?! if people don't know who we live for then we aren't really living for anything at all. I can honestly say Luke (although not perfect) did live differently (for Christ, in a good way) in high school. more than most people. by God's grace he still is. I am so thankful I have a husband who I can look up to spiritually. I hope our family and all the students of harvest high school ministry can be reflectors...because what else matters?
excited for summer:)