Christ

to barlow girl:

i doubt you'll ever see this. but, if you do, take heart that christ has used you!

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i am discouraged. i see people my age claiming to be christians, but missing the point entirely. i see teenaged rebellion. i see the lack of hunger in their eyes for more of christ's word. i even see myself being a hypocrite. i feel like there are no christ followers my age out there anymore, and that christ's calling to live in a community of believers is simply a fairytale.

just now, your first album came on shuffle.
i begin hearing words i had memorized long ago. i begin hearing phrases that have become so much of who i am that i could not locate their origin - i could only know that they were part of God's message.
and i smile. because i know that if the youngest barrow girl was my age when you made this first album, if i know that you could be on fire for Christ even then…

teenaged Christ followers do exist.

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