Each reflection this week features a meditation written by teens for other teens. Listen for words of wisdom from another generation.
LATELY, MY LIFE has been hard. My parents are getting divorced, I’m going to college, and I’m having a lot of new experiences. I don’t know what I would have done without my two best friends. They would do anything for me, and they stand by me through the bad times. When such a friend comes into our lives, we cherish him or her, knowing that friendship is a gift from God.
—Amelia Rollings, age 19 (Columbia, South Carolina)
Stepping Out on Your Own: Devotions for High School Graduates
From page 74 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.
Name a time you had friends stick with you through thick and thin. Share your thoughts.
A friend loves at all times.
—Proverbs 17:17a, 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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