I went to church last night and we had a really good prayer and praise service, its not my church but its a church that I respect one that my friend goes too...Anyway it seemed that an all to common theme of prayer requests were for children who had either committed or were thinking of committing suicide.
I was touched by Kristen Jane Anderson's testimony a couple of years ago when she was on Oprah and am looking forward to getting her book Life In Spite of Me, Extraordinary Hope After a Fatal Choice, because not only is it going to be an awesome book, but I believe it may be a beneficial tool in helping my thirteen year old niece understand that God has a way of working even in the darkest times...
My niece has grown angry and I worry about her, I remember how hard it was to be a teen myself, but today the pressure is so much greater than it was when I was her age less than two decades ago. It's hard to believe how much can change in that short of a time, but then just as now the Hope laid in Jesus Christ. I was eighteen when I saved, still young, still a teen and the truth was without my faith I could not have been through the trials and the tribulations I went through, I could not have lived with the invisible scars that are unseen by everyone.
I want to do for todays children what was done what was done for me and bring others to Christ, before they feel all hope is lost, I want our children to realize that there is a better answer and that is Christ.
Michelle R Kidwell