“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)
Yesterday was a special day for us involved in youth ministry at Surfside United Methodist Church . We got to see three of our friends officially become part of our church family. More importantly, they’ve become a part of God’s family. And that’s HUGE!
It actually got better than that, as two more o our friends reaffirmed their baptism, recommitting themselves to following Jesus. In short, they’ve decided to own their beliefs, and to do it in front of anyone who would stop to watch.
We just ended a series called ALLmost where we looked at how God doesn’t want ALLmost children, or ALLmost followers. He asks for ALL of our hearts, minds and strength. By doing what they did yesterday, our friends demonstrated their will to go “all in” in their faith journey. Nothing makes me happy. More importantly, nothing makes our God happier.
This is just the beginning. God is lifting our friends up to do great things for Him and to make a difference in their homes, our church, and the world!
I pray this is the beginning of something really great in our youth ministries!