We just commemorated ANZAC Day last Wednesday. Throughout history there have been many teenage soldiers. In World War One there were as many as 250,000 soldiers under the age of 18 in the British Army alone. Last week I read an interesting article by John Piper about teenagers engaging in spiritual warfare. He said,
"Don't be part of the blind, teenage masses who do not know what is going on. They think that to know the latest movie or iPhone app or hit song is to know what is going on. Those things are like cut flowers. Bright today, tossed out tomorrow... What is really going on is that people and nations are being enslaved by Satan or liberated by Christ. And Christ fights his liberating warfare through Christians, including teenage Christians."
Piper warned that three particular battlefields were a danger to teenagers today:
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.