Timehop's a neat thing. Four years ago i got to baptize this dude. It's crazy, four years has changed so many things in my life, and I don't think that there's been much stability or clarity throughout that time. But even amongst the chaos, God has his ways of reminding us what truly matters...what can't fade...what's eternal.
In the four years since, I've been able to baptize two others. And I've spent some time being bummed that it wasn't more. Life has a way sometime of making us feel small and insignificant...I've often faced the worry that I'm not as good of a leader to our students, that I need to get myself figured out, or that I really haven't made an impact on those around me. I've questioned my job, my friends, my family, and my faith. I've felt lost and broken, and have been very close to throwing in the towel and walking away from it all.
Two minutes after this photo was taken, an observer from the church told me, "remember this date. Write it down, never forget. Whenever you feel the devil deceiving you into thinking you don't have an impact, remember this date. You took part in a moment in eternity, and watched someone walk from death to life."
I don't know the last time that I put much thought into the date. But February 27th, 2011 is the day I got to watch my friend step from death to life. Thank you John for that day, and thank you Jesus for reminding me that you're still using the crazy ones like me to make an impact.