Take those earbuds out of your ears.

posted Sep 22, 2015, 3:24 PM by Ginger Bowman
Students reach students, or so the saying goes. They don’t, however, if they never talk to other students. You’ve seen it before, students walking to class with their earbuds in, listening to music (or the latest sermon podcast if they’re super spiritual).  They're looking at their phones, texting, or talking to someone far away, never engaging the students that walk beside them.  

It’s not a given that college students today will know other students on their campus.  It is far too easy not to know anyone. The end result?  The college campus can be a lonely place.  It can also be a great opportunity to meet new students who could use a friend.  Students who are open to the gospel.    

Jesus said to his disciples in John 4,  "Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest." (ESV)  How will our students ever know the harvest field they walk into every day if they don't lift their eyes?  Sometimes it takes a gentle reminder from a leader for them to be intentional in relating to others around them.  Would you remind them this week to take out their earbuds, look up from their phones, and see that the fields are white for harvest?