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Day 3 - Friday, February 19

Matthew 13:23

Jesus told his disciples, “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”

As I write this, we have just finished Youth Sunday, where an amazing group of young people brought worship into our homes. What energy! What talent! What wisdom and understanding from ones so young! What blessings to us all.

As a teacher, parent, and grandparent, I have always hoped to make a difference in the lives of others. What joy I felt when one daughter talked about her small group Bible Study. How proud I was when another led a before-school Girls’ Bible Breakfast and a son who has consistently had his children baptized.

Watching our RCPC Youth, I thought, “These kids have had parents, teachers, Youth Group leaders, and countless others lead them in the way they should go.” I hope all of you realize that YOU were the good soil who heard the word and understood it. When you look at your students, your children and grandchildren, and these young people in our church family, do you see the crop you have produced?! We are ALL blessed because many of you heard the word and understood it, and we are all enjoying a mighty crop.

As for you, Youth members, we enjoy watching you listen and understand the word and look forward to the abundant crops of the future when it is your turn to pass it on to those who follow you.

-Cheryl Gilliland


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