Today was such a great celebration at Grace Fellowship. As we walked into the atrium, there were over 1000 helium balloons – red and yellow, black and white, and brown. They represented the people who have made a commitment to Jesus Christ at GFC in the past 5 years, including those who were being baptized today. It was awesome!
We had two packed out services and baptized 32 people. It was awesome! (I say that a lot – but the truth is: “It was awesome!”) We had a great day of worship, and I thought again of how the angels in heaven celebrate when one person repents and trusts Christ. I haven’t seen the Welcome Slips yet, so I don’t know who or how many people trusted Christ in our services today, but I do know another child prayed to receive Christ in the Power Zone! Pastor Jeremy told me about this after the 11:00 am service. By the way: It was awesome!
I hope today was awesome for you too! You and I are called to make disciples (followers of Christ) individually and cooperately as a church. I want to remind you that if you serve in any capacity at GFC, you had a part in the salvation of those who have trusted Christ and those who were baptized today. Whether you park cars, change diapers, lead or host a small group, work with children in Small World or Power Zone, strive to impact students in our student ministry, stuff programs, help with our bi-lingual service, greet, sing, play an instrument, help usher people or with special events, run lights or sound, help with props or videos, pray, give faithfully, invite, etc etc —- you had a part in helping these people come to faith in Christ. If you serve, you ought to be able to say with me: “It was awesome!”
And some additional icing on the cake for me and Janet was getting to see some longtime friends from San Angelo who surprised us by attending the 9:30 service. Bob and Rachel Beaver are two devoted followers of Christ who have been our friends for over 32 years. It was great to see them; they loved worshipping with us today. It was awesome!
What a celebration – the 1000+ balloons were such a cool visual – the worship was great – the baptisms were fantastic – and seeing old friends was icing on the cake! All-in-all —— It Was Awesome!