This last weekend I had the greatest privilege. I got to baptize one of them. She is a true picture of God's relentless, redemptive love. Her story is hard and very real. But the most beautiful part is that Jesus has redeemed her and she has been made new. 5 years ago at Frontier Ranch, she surrendered her life to Jesus. She walked away clean and renewed. She said goodbye to the old self and ran into the arms of Jesus. It hasn't been a perfect life but God has been faithful to be by her side. When people ask me how I know that God is real, I tell her story. God put her on that bus to YL camp with a great purpose and she met Jesus face to face. On Sunday, we remembered her story. She walked into the creek at New Life Ranch and was baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. She is a new creation in Christ and I'm so very thankful.
Girls, wherever you are, you are so loved. You may not know this but you are stamped on my heart forever. I think of you often and pray for you always. There isn't a group of people who have impacted my life more. I love you very much. When you feel lost, remember that He created you and knows your very needs. Wherever you are, Jesus is with you.
|"Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has gone, the new has come." 2 Cor 5:17|