13 One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
14 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children. 15 I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” 16 Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.
Our young people today are crying from a distance with void passion not knowing what to look forward to as tomorrow is uncertain. The outcomes of social and economic status has pre-determined their neighborhoods probable for success or certain for failure. In the black community Hip Hop stars with AKA’s such as Chief Keef, Lil Durk, who are two Chicago homegrown rappers. They are even aware that either you’re Chief or you are little in their neighborhoods. Drugs, std’s, abortions, and incarceration, are categories we lead by a long shot.
So what is the solution?
The bible calls our young people strong. Once young people are on to something it is hard to detract them. However, the church seems to have looked passed this issue. The church is full of adult services and adult counseling but what about the young adults, our young teens who are tomorrows generation? Shouldn’t the focus be on them? Just imagine if our older women start taking younger women under their wings and mentoring them. How much better will our streets be if our older men put the PlayStation down and start mentoring our young men?
Folks, as the year draws near, let us consider the young. Each of our New Year’s Resolution should include our young people.