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New Life daily devotional - Mar. 4, 2011

  • 2011 Mar 04

Today’s Youth
Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

When June Cleaver said, “Ward, I’m worried about the Beaver,” her primary concern was probably that he’d turn out to be as obnoxious as Eddie Haskell.  Boy, have times changed!

Kids today face a harder world, and are seriously threatened with a premature loss of innocence.

For instance, within the next 30 minutes at least:

29 kids will attempt suicide.

57 adolescents will run away from home.

14 teenager girls will give birth out of wedlock.

22 girls will get abortions.

686 kids will use one of many illegal drugs.

And 188 will abuse alcohol.

This picture of the struggles America’s kids now face is a long way from the struggles within the Cleaver household.  The beginning of change is to acknowledge the problem.  Pray for the kids of today and for their parents.  The changes we need must come from the inside out if they’re to be real and lasting.

“How paramount the future is to the present when one is surrounded by children.” Charles Darwin (1809-1882)


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Taken from The Life Recovery Devotional: Thirty Meditations from Scripture for Each Step in Recovery by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Copyright © 1991 by Stephen Arterburn and David Stoop. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.