Hearts with the light that shines
September is the beginning of a new season for our confirmation students. This is a two-year process for the pastor and congregation to teach these youth about the saving grace of our Lord and have them use the Luther’s small Catechism as their study guide.
Children need to know that their Christian development does matter, and that they should be equal participants in their growth within the church. Even the prophet Samuel guessed wrong when he went out to anoint the next king. Which of Jesse’s sons would be the next King? “The Lord said to Samuel….. ‘The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outside appearance, and the Lord looks at the heart.’” 1 Samuel 16:7.
Let’s all take some extra time to talk to the new students and encourage them to learn all they can and use what they learn in everyday life. This also holds true for those who are going through adult church introduction classes. We have all seen at least one-person blossom in their Christian life as their faith grew and they became confirmed. May the Lord find good hearts in all of us.