This time of the year is always a busy time with functions, getting sponsorships and the joy of seeing children and people receiving gifts they would never be able to buy themselves!
On Friday evening we took 26 teenagers for ice-skating, for some of them a first time experience. Each one of them also received a back-pack full of gifts!
There is a joy in seeing young people forgetting their circumstances for a few hours and enjoying life, just as they are supposed to be doing as teenagers.
One of our teenagers stays in a place without water and electricity and look after his older sister and her baby. He makes money by washing cars. The rest of the time… he is at school! On a Friday night he walks about five kilometers to attend the churches’ teenagers group!
But when you see him and ask him how he’s doing, he will always reply with a: “Aahh, it is good!”
He is a walking example of what contentment means:
12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Have you learned to be content, despite of what you circumstances might be? It is so easy to rather see the glass half full and complain about the half that you don’t have…!
Rather see the half that you have, be thankful for that half, then you have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation!