STUDENT STORIES

Abdiel Medina
Posted 7/2/17

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

Why speak? Why sing? Why breathe? Why smile? Why read, write, or …

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STUDENT STORIES

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

Why speak? Why sing? Why breathe? Why smile? Why read, write, or draw? Why love? Why hate? Why fear? Why have courage? Why question? Why believe? Why are we here today? Why see? I'm not sure I can answer all of these questions, but I do know this ... God is in control, and he loves you and me. We need to trust in Him to guide us, and know He just wants you!

Why speak? To spread the Word of God. Why sing? To give Him praise. Why breathe? He gave you life! Why smile? Because of the joy He brings! Why read? To understand His Word! Why write? To share his word with others! Why draw? To express yourself to Him! Why love? Because He loves you! He loved each and every one of you so much, he sent His own Son to die for us! Jesus-Emmanuel, God in the flesh!

Why hate? Why show hate when there is so much love? Why fear? The Lord is the one who deserves respect. Why have courage? He is by your side every moment and every day! Why question? To grow deeper in the faith. Why believe?

Each and every one of us must search for an answer to this one ourselves. Why are we here today? He loves us so much, and God's will should be done. Why see? God gave us eyes! God's will and presence is all around us. The evidence fills the air, and He brings purpose to our lives!

God represents life, hope, and love. He's our Heavenly Father, and most importantly, He is our friend. Without God ... We are nothing. But that raises a question — lots of people seem fine without God. Who needs Him? Those people may seem all right, and while this might seem true, in the end, they are not complete. Let God into your heart, in your soul, and in your mind. You'll be more than awaken in a bright new light; you actually will be set free!

I thank you for your time, Cleveland, and may the Lord bless you all!

Abdiel Medina will be a freshman at Cleveland High School this fall.

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