This week we talked about the condition of our hearts and whether our hearts are rooted in good soil, God's truth, or poor soil, temptation, distraction, lies. Kent led students in an activity where the goal was to find 5 particular objects hidden in the "soil" (oatmeal) amongst other objects. One person was blindfolded and they were searching through the "soil" while their partner without the blindfold gave them directions and could see the objects. This was a great object lesson about our lives and how sometimes we have a lot of clutter that gets in the way and we often feel lost and confused, but God sees us and knows us and knows our hearts and reminds us of who He created us to be. A son or daughter of Christ, beloved and beautiful. And if we open our hearts to God, we will hear this truth and be able to sift through the mess in our lives. Consider asking your student, what is one thing you can do this week to exchange any bad soil in your heart for the good soil Jesus offers?
We invited Pastor Scott to join us at IMPACT next week so we can say thank you to him. We brainstormed questions to ask him and will have time to celebrate and remember how Pastor Scott has impacted our lives.
My name is Josiah from Grand Rapids Michigan and I follow Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Also middle schoolers are cool.