Yesterday evening our church had its annual gathering for water baptism service. We do it once a year in back of the church where they dig a large pond a few days before. It’s the one day a year when all five service attenders come to one service. Outdoor stage, food vendors and lots of people parked everywhere in efforts to see people rejoice in their new life. We rocked the house! Holy moments happened. People declared openly what Christ had done for them and their decision to follow Him wholeheartedly. It does a body good to watch. To remember. To see redemption in action. Grateful people for the cross and salvation. A do-over because of the gift of new life. People rejoiced with other people at the declarations of new creatures following their Savior.
Having been a Christ follower for over 30 years now, its good to be reminded of God’s do-over’s in all of us. New Creatures. It is good to see these people’s eyes as they exude joy. It reminds me of how far He has brought me. How he rescued me.
Last night also reminded me WHY I love ministry to kids and leaders. We’re all redemptive works of the cross. And it just doesn’t stop. Philippians 1:6 says He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it! Now go be the best leader you can be. I’m in.