Today is one of these days where I am rejoicing and being glad because of what the Lord has made.
Today I was blessed by getting to witness 4 teenagers from the church where I go get confimated.
The confirmants themselves played a big part in today's service, and it was so amazing to see.
They had two small plays for us.
One was about how you needed a "ticket" to get into Heaven, and that that "ticket" was Jesus Christ and having accepted Him into your life and as your savior, and that no matter how good you were (by your own and the worlds standard) you could not be let into Heaven without Jesus.
The second one was about being sad and feeling down, and not knowing why, and about how you should ask Jesus to be a part of your life and that you would feel better and that your life would change for the better by accepting Him, and inviting Him into your life.
They also talked about the fruits of the Spirit, which are, love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control (you can find this in Galathians 5:22-23). Some of the things they spoke about (they had made a tree, and put cutouts of fruit on it and written the words of the fruit of the Spirit on it, so creative!) were love and faithfulness, and each person said what that was to them, and when the girl that spoke about faithfulness she said something along the lines of "when I think of faithfulness I think of good friends, family and God. About someone who loves you no matter what and who never leaves you, even if you do something wrong" and my heart was filled with joy. The other confirmants also had really good things to say, but the faithfullness one really stuck with me.
I am so proud of them, they are such amazing people. I find so much joy in being around them, and I hope that with the time to come, they grow even closer to God. I pray that they seek Him all day, every day, because He will surely bless them.
The pastor also talked about the Good Shepherd and how Jesus wants to be your friend, and that nothing can separate you from His love.
So Thank You, God for blessing me with so much more than I deserve.