With everything going on in the world around us, it is incredibly easy to question whether or not God is moving. The REALITY is this: God is moving, God is faithful and He is actively impacting hearts and lives. Over the course of a couple evenings this past month, we were able to celebrate with 10 individuals who chose to publicly declare their love for Jesus and that they are committing to follow him for the rest of their lives.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17
Pastor Joel led the baptism services and there two youth leaders who baptized students from their small group! Some of the individuals who chose to get baptized had NEVER stepped foot on Hope City property before. They had come to know Jesus SOLEY through the digital reach of Hope City Church! With being restricted with what our in-person gatherings can look like and gathering primarily through the online platform, it is easy to wonder if God is still working because it we don’t always “see it” in the same way we used to. BUT, God is BIGGER than the restrictions we face in our lives. He moves FURTHER than we may even realize. He will ALWAYS move and reach people, showcasing the unconditional love, grace and freedom that He has.
“There is nothing better than seeing people declare what God has done in their lives, declaring how far they have come and how good God is” – Pastor Joel, Assistant Small Groups Pastor.
There is so much hope found in Jesus and seeing the reality of God transforming lives even in the midst of a pandemic is incredible.
Learn more about baptism by heading to hopecity.ca/baptism.