Another in the You Matter series for youth workers at ymexchange.com; this one written by a high school senior (and my son).
By Tim Gibbons
You matter to your students. You matter especially when it doesn’t show. It’s true! We really do care about you guys, our youth pastors and youth leaders, despite how we act and talk. I know that we act ungrateful and selfish at times, but the truth is that you are really some of the few adults who treat us like people. To you we’re images of God, not just some kids who have no purpose or direction and that need to be supervised every second of every day. Even though we might not actually have found our purpose and direction yet, and many (OK, most) of us need lots of supervision, you treat us like you see potential and value in us.