"I want to be in the light. Not just stick my toe into it. I want to jump in."
These are the words of a highschool student that Carmen and I met with last week. This young person met Jesus in a pretty powerful way only a year ago. Through a vision of him walking with her on the beach. He has pursued her in her darkest days often talking to her directly. I know it may sound crazy, but HE DOES SPEAK TO HER.
Does he speak to you?
"I am a child of God. God is the best thing that has ever happened to me"
The young adult said so matter-of-factly (when in the past a mention of God this person would leave you with an earful of darkness and pain). To him God did not exist. Now something has changed.
Has something changed in you?
In both of these young people the changes have not come easy. If being "born-again" is a phrase we want to use. Then for them the darkness was all they ever knew and with new birth you are ripped away from all you knew and the new life contains a lot of tears. Life in the womb may seem fine for a season but it is a place you cannot truly live.
Are you truly alive?