STUDENT STORIES

Hungry for the Word

Abdiel Medina
Posted 3/13/17

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series of columns written by students at Cleveland Middle School.

Hello everyone! What you're reading now is about stuff, but not ordinary stuff. That'd …

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STUDENT STORIES

Hungry for the Word

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Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series of columns written by students at Cleveland Middle School.

Hello everyone! What you're reading now is about stuff, but not ordinary stuff. That'd be too boring. What is it you are reading? Why, my life at lunch.

My life at lunch is quite a satisfaction that quenches the thirsty. My life at lunch is enjoyable; it is splendid indeed. What makes my life at lunch so satisfying? If you're hopefully still reading and not too bored, you can now know.

My eighth-grade lunch starts like the ordinary: getting my lunch and sitting down at my assigned table. People are talking and people are shouting. There are some using their phones and others using different electronics. Right now you may thinking, "We know people do this at lunch, but what do you do?" Be patient. You'll find out soon.

As time continues, what makes my lunch so satisfying is what I bring with me, a notebook that has a folder, a pen or pencil, and finally, but certainly not least, I bring along my Bible. Now what I do with these items is what makes my lunch satisfying — why, I think it may even surprise you!

With my Bible, the notebook and pen or pencil too, I compose what I believe God has told me to write. The sensation I get from what I must write cannot be described, but somehow I know God's talking to me. All anyone really needs is an open ear and some faith. How it usually starts is that I may first randomly open my Bible and try to find a Bible verse I believe helps people, and relates to today. I write that Bible verse in my notebook and I also write what it means to me.

I could write for many hours to come, but lunch is not that long. I don't do this every day at lunch, but I've done it many times. I've also written many things other than this that I believe God wanted me to write. I've created interviews, worked on a story, and expressed my thoughts in words. I have done this and more as I simply read in the Bible where God has led me. It feels extraordinary as God has used this way to help me in my times of need. I know what I do may not seem that much, but think of it this way. I use my time at lunch to interact with God, and as I feel God in my heart, I learn things that have changed my life.

That's all I have to say. Good day, Cleveland!

Abdiel Medina is an eighth-grader at Cleveland Middle School.

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