Noah is on the top left of this pyramid next to Lane Kisely. The foundation of this pyramid, from left to right is Andrew Seitz, Anna Oelke and Nicole Brunke.
I’m not sure if you’re like me but sometimes I find myself reflecting and thinking about whether my life, empowered by the Lord, is really making a difference. Especially when it comes to my own family and those students that God has entrusted to me. If I’m honest, it can turn into a pity-party at times, but in those occasions where God shows me how He is working in the lives of my own kids and in the lives of our kids at Hillcrest I can’t help but stand back and thank Him for what He’s doing.
I was really blessed a few weeks ago by one of our Elevate students, Noah Bochman, who penned a really incredible poem talking about God’s sovereignty and how it affects all of us. I’d like to share that with you and trust that your heart is encouraged, challenged and inspired by the words of a young man who desires to glorify God with every fiber of his being.
God’s Heavenly Plan
By Noah Bochman
Life is only a circle, everything just goes around and Around.
One day you're flying high, Next day you're flat on the ground.
Everyone's here for a reason. Every child woman and man.
We are all a part of the tapestry of life. All a part of God's heavenly plan.
Strangers you meet may be angels, Hiding behind a disguise.
Always treat people you meet with respect, For everyone's equal in God's eyes.
Our lives are woven together, each one of us plays our part.
To live our lives the way God planned, With faith and love in our hearts.
So, remember we're here for a reason, and that Jesus was the Savior of man.
To live your life in harmony, and to follow God's heavenly plan.
I thank God for the difference students make in my life and, as parents, never discount your role, responsibility or affect to impact your kids for eternity and how they will impact others. I Tim. 4:12 says, “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” The difference we all can make could be for eternity in God’s heavenly plan. Thanks for reminding me about that Noah! And way to go Bryan & Desiree on making a difference in your family!!