Last night, I was about to go to bed and was sifting through my twitter feed, looking at things others had posted in the past few hours. It was then that I came across an organization called REACH America. It is an organization based out of Idaho that is calling on young people to fight to bring Christ and the Judeo-Christian Values back to America. The hook this organization has put out is a short video called "The Thaw." I showed it to my son this morning on the way to school and his response was "That was Awesome!" Watch it!
After the video, I began talking to my son (7th grader in a public school) about how he can be an influence. Like this organization, I do believe that students can do mighty things. They do not have to wait till they are older to have an influence. They can make an impact now.
After watching the video, I went to their website to look around. I certainly did not want to promote some organization that called for action, but did not teach the gospel. But by every evidence from their doctrinal statement to their mission, they are about Jesus, the gospel, and reaching the community by being "Christ-centered; counter-cultural."
I appreciate what they are doing and hope more people will join on board with something like this. I am not very political. But I do realize that there is a wave coming that is going to be detrimental to our country. As Jesus said, we are called to be salt and light in a dark place. We can either bemoan the fact that our country is getting darker or we can be excited that the darker the community, the brighter our light shines.