Do you remember the childhood Sunday School song, “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world …”?
I loved that song. It was one of my favorites, but sometimes I forgot that “all the children” really mean “all.” And that if Jesus loved everyone, I should too.
In elementary school I was very much an ugly duckling. Lucky for me by the time I got to high school I transformed into a swan. I grew taller, slimmed out, and got contacts. But it wasn’t so lucky for my friends. I used to hang out with the “unpopular” kids, and then seemingly overnight my social status changed. Looking back, I can’t put my finger on the moment when I stopped hanging out with my old friends. In fact, I can hardly remember some of them being at the same high school. How sad is that!
A movie I watched recently reminded me of my “transformation.” It’s called To Save A Life and it’s WORTH WATCHING. It’s about a teen who forgot who his best friend used to be … until he lost him.
I don’t mean for this post to be depressing, but I do hope it’ll make you think. God loves “all” the little children and “all” the teens too. Is there someone in your life that you’ve turned your back on?
Ask God about this. Ask him to show you who to open your life and your heart to. You may be surprised. Then again … you might not be. You may have a feeling deep down that’s been telling you exactly who you need to reach out to.