“If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?” recently gathered with a group of 40+ local Middle School students and posed that question. Students wrote down questions on Post-It notes and stuck them to the wall. The questions ranged from the silly to the profound to the heart-breaking.
“Why do good people have to suffer?”
“Can I have a selfie?”
“Who made God?”
“What if Jesus was lying about being God?”
“How high can I jump off stuff?”
“What was your plan when my parents got divorced?”
“Is there anything you can’t do?”
“Why am I in the wrong body?”
My leaders and I took turns reading the questions and silently praying for these young students under our care. The rest of the night was spent helping them understand that God is not afraid of their questions. At the end of the night, we took time to answer some of their questions but most of them remained unanswered because of time constraints on the evening.
If we’re honest, we all have unanswered questions about life and faith. Our hope is for the Metamora Teen Center to be a place where students will feel comfortable asking questions and finding answers. A place where students and adults will meet to share their faith stories and experience life together. A place where students will discover the ultimate answer to all of life’s questions - JESUS.
Thank you for your prayers & partnership as we take the next steps in providing this new Ministry Site for students.