I love the story about Gary, the young life leader. Not because I can relate, but because I am jealous. I wish I had a Gary, or more appropriately a woman, who took that kind of interest in me as a young teenager.
WHEN YOU WERE STEVE'S AGE DID ANYONE INVEST IN YOU LIKE GARY DID TO STEVE? IF SO, TELL US ABOUT IT. IF NOT, WHAT ARE YOUR REFLECTIONS ABOUT THAT?
I remember singing about the Year of Jubilee, but I never knew what it was all about.
So it seems it's all about trust.
CAN YOU SHARE A TIME WHEN YOU TRUSTED GOD FOR SOMETHING AND THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO BUT WATCH GOD MEET YOUR NEED?
At the beginning of this section Steve shares a bit of how he felt prior to Gary connecting with him. It's obvious that Gary filled a big void in Steve's life. Now we know that he had loving parents, but as teenagers we don't identify with our parents as someone who meets our needs and makes us feel important.
Are you guys too young to remember the TV show 'Cheers?" The theme song went like this:
Making your way in the world today
Takes everything you've got;
Taking a break from all your worries
Sure would help a lot.
Wouldn't you like to get away?
Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
And they're always glad you came;
You want to be where you can see,
Our troubles are all the same;
You want to be where everybody knows your name.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN LONELY...OR FELT LIKE NO ONE WAS THERE FOR YOU? IF SO, WHAT BROUGHT YOU OUT OF THAT PLACE?