Many people have become desensitized to negative statistics facing today’s youth, but First Lady Serita Jakes, wife of Bishop T.D. Jakes, clearly has a soft spot for this generation.
During a Mother’s Day sermon at The Potter’s House in Dallas, TX Sunday, the usually stoic and reserved 58-year-old cried while sharing the odds stacked against children, teens and young adults in our society.
Her pointed message titled, “God will pull them out,” began with a string of uplifting testimonies about how God had miraculously delivered her and the Jakes children from specific adverse circumstances.
The congregation was on its feet, cheering and shouting. But soon, the celebratory tone changed as the focus shifted toward a much heavier subject matter, specifically, this lost generation, needing help and guidance.
“Most discussions on youth have focused on issues such as drug abuse, crime, violence, sexuality and poverty. And in addition to these, if that wasn’t enough, today’s youth are faced by new challenges,” Mrs. Jakes noted in a quivering voice, with tear-stained cheeks.
“Our youth are facing an identity crisis. Who am I? They have lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem, thinking I am worthless. They have a sense of hopelessness.”
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SOURCE: EEW Magazine News