Wednesday, September 24, 2008

See You at the Pole

My oldest son is in middle school...He told me last night that he had to be at school early today. Me, not being sure why this time....(because he goes early often for one thing or another)....asked why? He was quick to tell me that it is "See you at the Pole" day today. How awesome that our kids are coming together to pray-to God-on their own...We should follow in their footsteps. By taking such a unbelievable stand for our Lord. I thought the following was very cool about the event....

"While the prophet Samuel was young, he lived in the Temple under the spiritual guidance of Eli. One night God called Samuel’s name, but he thought it was Eli. After this happened several times, Eli realized the truth and told Samuel to go back to bed and if he heard the voice again to respond by saying . . . “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening!” 1 Samuel 3:9b. God did call and Samuel listened. This began a relationship with God that went on throughout Samuel’s life. In fact, in verse 19, it says, “The Lord was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his [God’s] words fall to the ground.” At another point as Samuel was an old man, he addressed Israel: “I have been your leader from my youth until this day. Here I stand.” The people agreed that Samuel had led them with integrity and honor all his years, but it began when he was young. It all started for Samuel when he made a connection with God at an early age. And he chose to continue to connect with Him daily throughout his life. It’s tough being a Christian student today, isn’t it? You have to make a lot of choices about who you are—and who you’re not. You have to try and follow God in a world that misunderstands Christianity and tolerates its principles less and less all the time. What if, like Samuel you: —made a connection with God as a young person? —declared, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening”? —never let any of God’s words “fall to the ground” in your own life?

See You at the Pole™ is a great place to connect with God, connect with other believers, and connect with your campus in the name of Christ. SYATP connects believers together at the beginning of the school year, so you can stand strong together throughout the year. See You at the Pole™ is all about prayer. It's about you coming together and laying aside all the labels and groups for one day, to simply connect with God in prayer and connect with fellow Christians in unity around the flag pole."

I am glad to know that my son wants to make this stand. He is a special boy, and I just want him to know that I am proud of him...Love you, Ian.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is GREAT! My kids couldn't wait until today either. They kept asking which Wednesday it was. They told Kevin last night they had to be there early too! How blessed we are that our kids are taking a stand for what they believe in.

love you!