11 September 2017
Lost in love
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
-1 John 4:10-11
I’ve always wondered what theme we would choose when we became the eighth graders. I think that when it came to choosing the theme for this year, God really spoke to us and showed us what he wanted it to be. We can show our theme, Lost in Love, to others in our school and to people in the world.
I can show this theme many ways at school. One way I can show love at school is to be inclusive. If I’m inclusive, I show that I care about the other people and that they matter to me. Another way I can show love at school is by interacting with the younger kids. Now that we are the oldest of the school, the younger kids look up to us, and even just saying “hi” to them in the hallway is showing that, just because I’m older than them, it doesn’t mean we can’t talk with each other. Another way we can show this theme at school is by helping each other out. Whenever someone is struggling with something, if we help them, were showing them that we care about them.
As Christians, we can also show this theme to the world. One way we can show love to the world is just by doing small things like holding the door for someone. It may be a small gesture, but we can show God’s love by doing stuff like that without even knowing it or intentionally doing it. We can also show our theme to the world by being self aware. For example, if were in a crowd that’s trying to get somewhere, we’re not showing love if we’re just plowing through the crowd and yelling “get out of the way”. Instead, if I would stay calm in a situation like that and be self aware, it would be showing that I’m not selfish and only care about myself. We can also show love by giving to the people in need and the people who can’t take care of themselves. There are a lot of people in the world, and even around us, that might be homeless or usually hungry. If we give them food and money, we show them that we care about them.