I know a woman
named Danielle who has a young brother, named Jon. Today, Jon is 17, but years ago, when he was 9, Danielle gave him a Bible. For years, Jon didn’t touch the Bible. As a young teen, he got into trouble with the law. Danielle prayed for him and continued to pour into his life. She would text him Bible verses that God laid on her heart, and she loved him even when she was hurt by his actions.
One day, a few months ago, Jon texted Danielle a picture of the Bible she had given him years before. In his text he said, “Remember the Bible you got me 6 years ago? I’ve still got it. I’m reading Proverbs 3:5-6, which say to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Danielle cried tears of joy when she received this text; after years of prayer and pouring into Jon’s life, he had opened his heart to Jesus.
I share this story because the best thing you can do for those you love is plant seeds of faith in their lives. Talk to them about Jesus. Share with them your Bible. And don’t give up on them! God has a heart for young people, and He wants to use you to reach them.
“the best thing you can do for those you love is plant seeds of faith in their lives.”