So Much Celebration in One NightSeptember 12, 2013
During Spiritual Emphasis Week, hundreds were saved and brought from death to life. A little over two weeks later, those students would have the chance to be baptized at Campus Church and make a public declaration of the decision they had made. This past Wednesday, that night finally came and it was indescribable (but I’ll try my best to describe it to you anyway).
Over 100 students were baptized in a single night at Campus Church and it was a night filled with rejoicing and celebration.
Before the baptisms began, Clayton King went on stage and opened The Bible to Romans chapter 6 and read “for if we have been united with him in a death like his, we will certainly also be united with him in a resurrection like his”. Clayton boldly declared to everyone that Jesus has already died once and will never die again. What a powerful way to start out the night.
The band played powerfully as a testimony to what the Lord was doing. I stood in the crowd and cheered along with everyone in that room every time another new believer went under the water and back up again. It was one long worship service and the joy in the room was tangible. The last person to be baptized that night was Josh, who lives in my residence hall on campus. I was so excited for him, after seeing the journey begin in his life two weeks earlier. After the baptism’s ended, Clayton gave an invitation and dozens more gave their life to Christ. What?? But the reality is that whenever God is involved, there is always more in store.
One thing that is, without a doubt, a top priority at Liberty is reaching students for Christ. Ranging from campus church to the classroom, the goal is for every student to know Jesus personally (in one class alone, 100 students have already been saved!). The stories I’ve been hearing seem to be endless.
After all that has happened so far, only three weeks into the school year, the presence of The Spirit is so rich. Amazing things are happening here and I’m so thankful just for the opportunity to witness it. Constant inspiration flows through the students here and genuine joy is a common denominator. This campus is moving in unison closer to God and I’m in anticipation of what could happen this semester; the possibilities are truly limitless. Why limit God by ruling out the impossible? I’m learning to dream big here because we serve a big God.