Each reflection this week features a meditation written by teens for other teens. Listen for words of wisdom from another generation.
AS I WRITE THIS, it’s July and I’ll be off to college in less than a month. Last week one of my sisters helped me clean out my closet and sort through my clothing. Yesterday I spent the day packing up music and books. I’m sad about leaving my sisters, who have always been a part of me; my parents, who have always been a source of encouragement and comfort; and my friends. But I’m excited about meeting people with different experiences. I am also at peace, knowing that God will always be right beside me, leading me.
—Elizabeth Campbell, age 19 (Spencer, New York)
Stepping Out on Your Own: Devotions for High School Graduates
From page 35 of Stepping Out on Your Own, introduced and compiled by Kara Lassen Oliver. Copyright © 2010 by Upper Room. Books All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
In what ways can you identify with the emotions and transitions a new graduate might experience? Share your thoughts.
“Know that I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
—Genesis 28:15, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Lord, lead me to still waters and restore my soul. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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