R.Y.G. Blog

Tonight at Spark we looked at 1 Peter 2:9-10

"But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy."

One thing that all Middle School students have in common is that their world is changing.  Their friend groups change, their bodies change and their interests change.  The things that matter to kids in sixth grade are way different from the things that matter to kids in eighth grade.  It can be hard to figure out where you belong.

We had a great night at the Flame Christmas party. Our special guests for the night were the team from YWAM, whom Ridgewood has been hosting for the past two weeks and they prepare for their mission trip to Taiwan.  I was impressed by how well the two groups melded together throughout the evening.  I loved seeing the Flame students and the YWAM team get to know each other through out the evening.

Psalm 46 is a wonderful Psalm to turn to during times of trouble.

It begins:

"God is our refuge and strength,

    an ever-present help in trouble.

And it ends:

“The Lord Almighty is with us;

    the God of Jacob is our fortress.”