Every Wednesday, I’ll post about multiple intelligences so we can better understand children and why they do what they do.
Last night was the best night I’ve had in a long time.
Attentive. Open. Teachable. Joyful. Humble. Responsive. Aware. Curious. Bright. Confident.
350 high school students. 100 adult volunteers. And, me.
I haven’t been to church camp in a very long time, but I’m sure glad I went last night. I get to go back tonight. I’m glad.
Simple truths with biblical applications combined for a magical time. I was reminded that young people need to know they were created by a loving God Who had an intentional plan to make them them.
It’s more than knowing God made us. It’s that He made us us.
“We were fearfully and wonderfully made. And His works are wonderful.” Psalm 139:14
These students loved finding out how they are smart. I watched them respond to the truth – gladly raising their hands to indicate which were their strengths. Smiling and elbowing their neighbors when I described them. Leaning forward or sitting up straighter to make even better eye contact as I described relating to God according to how they are smart. Intrigued when I talked about choosing a career according to how they are smart.
Today’s young people need reasons to believe in themselves. Reasons to hope there’s more in their future than there has been in their past. Confidence they’re not accidents, but created on purpose for purpose.
Multiple intelligences provides that. A simple model that goes deep. Deep into the heart of teen’s questions about why they are the who they are.
Pass on the truth! Find someone to teach! Teach!