There is a man I have the privilege of working with on a leadership project for our church. He loves Jesus, his family, his church and more. He has been the video production backbone of our team.
And he recently turned 14.
I wish I had had his wisdom when I was his age.
Luke 12:48b NKJV
For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.
This verse at first glance seems like a downer to me. But this verse is like a coin. One side is responsibility. When God gives us much we are required to use it all and make the most of it. The other side of the coin is blessedness, happiness, and joy. When God gives us much we have the opportunity to love God and others with more. And that results in ourselves and others having more opportunities to experience joy.
I believe this young man will continue with Jesus. And make the most of his relationship with the Master. And I believe he has much joy in his future: for God, others and himself.