Sunday, September 9, 2007
My Best Friend Julie...
Today Julie was baptized. This was such a beautiful thing to witness. It's so amazing to watch God at work, to see him masterfully plan the future of one of his children and then lovingly bring them full circle so that he can begin to do amazing things through them. Julie is my hero. She is so strong but at the same time so kind and loving; she is brilliantly smart and incredibly quick-witted. I can not wait to see what God has planned for her; she has been equipped for great things. Mark my word, He's going to do something powerful through my friend Julie.
It's common for children to dedicate their lives to Christ while attending Sunday school; it's easy for youth to see their own weaknesses and ask God to walk with them, but once you become an adult, if you have not already made a profession of faith, statistics show, the likelihood is not good. Cynicism gets the best of you. When Julie started attending Grace she wasn't impressed; she wasn't sold; she wasn't going to just go along with the crowd...instead she studied, she learned, and she sought after this God that we spoke of, with such fervent hunger. I have never seen such an amazing transformation. When Julie finally excepted Christ as her savior there was no doubt in my mind that she was going to live out the rest of her days serving him with the same type of passion she put into finding him. I have never seen such true, genuine dedication in my life. Today was just one more step on her amazing path, and I am so honored to know her and call her my best friend.