Is it just me or do Christian youth groups naturally attract more than their fair share of ‘unique’ people?
It seems that every youth ministry I’ve been a part of or visited is home to some of the strangest young people on earth. But don’t get me wrong, I’m not having a laugh at someone else’s expense…it never takes me long to realise that we’re all a bit whack in our own unique way. What does a normal 15 yr old look like anyway? There’s no mould, there’s no ‘normal’ kids and ‘wierd’ kids; we’re all weird and we’re all normal.
The true beauty and creativity of God is contained in every young person. Sometimes it takes longer to see, and sometimes we’ve got to see past the issues that dominate someone’s persona in order to see just who God made them to see. The challenge is to not write someone off before you’ve truly seen them as God sees them.