Lexi Thompson got into the record books for women’s golf this past Sunday, when she won the Navistar LPGA Classic. Her 17-under-par 271 earned her a 5-stroke victory in the tournament. What is so remarkable is that she is only 16 years old, making her the youngest winner in LPGA history.
We must never underestimate the value of what young people can do in God’s kingdom. Paul wrote to Timothy, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12).
Some of our teenagers led the worship service at our church last Sunday. An 18-year-old preached his first sermon. Some other teens played musical instruments, led the singing and gave a communion devotion. They did a wonderful job of helping people worship, and church members of all ages appreciated their work.
Let’s always be looking for ways to encourage young believers to use their gifts and talents for the Lord.