Growing up in a Christian family, I had the mentality that I had it all together. I had always known and been taught that God has a deep love for me and that he wants me to be a part of his family. However, I continued in the life I wanted and shut Christ out.
In the summer of 2007, I was a part of a Briarwood soccer camp, and my coach asked us to say a prayer alongside of him if we wanted to become a Christian. So feeling guilty, I prayed a prayer with no real affection or meaning to my relationship with God. Over the next six years of my life, I professed Christ as ruler of my life, but inside I was empty and hopeless, separated from Christ by my sin.
In the summer of 2013, I attended a Student Life camp with my church at Shocco Springs. It was at this camp that God came to me in my sin. For the first time in my life, I felt the presence of an almighty and saving God. I now have hope in Christ and strive to be more like Him in all that I do.
Paul writes in Galatians, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me” (ESV). If you accept Christ into your life, you are proclaiming to the world that Christ is worth more than anything this world can offer. You live your life trusting that God will provide and that he is all you will ever need.
So let us sense the urgency of eternity. Christ is coming back, and the world around us is dying. Let the Westminster family be more than just another private school; let us be light in the midst of a dark world.