in BSF … “
“It happened in BSF … “
FROM CASEY SANTOS
TEACHING LEADER, FLORIDA
S ometimes God gives us glimpses into His personal work in someone else’s heart … and we realize from a different perspective just how magnificent He is.
“Then in Leader’s Meeting, I got to hear the prayers of his children’s leaders while, at home, I watched God answer them IN my son!
“A few weeks after the People of the Promised Land 1 study year had ended, Joshua began talking more and more about getting baptized. He practically ran up when our pastor gave an invitation one Sunday. When prompted to give a date for surrendering his life to Christ, he looked at me questioningly, ‘But what if I don’t know the exact date?’ So I asked him, ‘When did Jesus become real to you, Joshua? Like when did you understand why and how much you need Him to be in charge of your heart?’
“And this is what he said: ‘To be honest, Mom, it happened in BSF.’
“So he wrote down September 2018 on his little card and walked up to the water. It was honestly somewhat surreal. For the first time … maybe ever … I truly felt like this boy in front of me wasn’t mine at all. He wasn’t concerned about anything other than proclaiming whose he was … and the joy on his face as he came up out of that water proved to me there is NO ONE LIKE OUR GOD!!
“BSF didn’t save my son … but it was the place where he felt safe to ask questions and to discover the truth about his own sinful heart.
It challenged him in ways that made him see God in a different light. It taught him why his faith needed to be his own – not the faith of his parents or anybody else.”