Saturday, August 12, 2017

Sunset - son-rise!

I was returning from the beach this evening: today's sunset wasn't as golden as yesterday's, but became very special when I met John, 1 of our student eagles from this week's class, walking towards me with his brother, Emmanuel. This morning John had just shared how his brother needed/wanted to be baptized, but had never followed through. Now all of a sudden, here he was and without my realizing he was the one John had spoken of earlier, I was telling him the Acts 8 story of Philip + the Ethiopian and asked him the same question:
'Do you believe Jesus is the Son of God + He rose again?
'Yes,' he replied.
'Well then, what's stopping you?'
He didn't have an answer + my next words surprised even me.
'So let's go back down to the beach + we'll have a funeral for the old + watch Jesus raise up the new Emmanuel.
'Let's do it!' he said... so we did ... and here are pictures even better than a sunset... it's now a son-rise!