I realize we’re only two weeks into hosting our High School Youth Group meeting on Sunday nights, traditionally known as “Huddle” around here. But still, I can tell this is going to be a pretty great part of each week.
How have I come to this conclusion? Well, maybe it’s how appreciative the teens are for the food I cook, and how sweetly they tell me how much they love it (while they’re coming back for thirds). Or maybe it’s because they’re all so respectful of our home and yard and trampoline. It could be because when we asked them each to rinse their dishes after the meal and put them into the dishwasher, they’ve all complied cheerfully – making clean-up a cinch for me after they leave.
But I think the main reason I’m excited to be a part of Huddle this year is because of the sweet Spirit that fills our living room after the meal, when we’ve all come together to sing songs of praise and to share a devotional thought and discussion. We’ve let them choose the songs each week, and when they began to sing Holy, Holy, Holy in four part harmony last night, I was unable to hold back the tears. Beautiful.
I’m so grateful that our oldest son is a part of this group. I’m even more grateful that this group meets in our home so that we can be a part of these kids’ lives. Bring on the teens, bring on the food, and bring on the singing. It’s going to be a great year.
**Logistical Huddle “stuff” you might be wondering about: Each kid brings $3 to pitch in for the food – very helpful. There are three other adult couples who join us to offer a nice balance and great mentorship for the teens. There are about 35 people at Huddle each Sunday night. We meet from about 6-8 pm. Anything else might you be curious about?**
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