Over my past few years with Tide 4 Christ, I have made many friendships that mean a great deal to me, and while some of these friends have graduated and moved on to the next stage of their lives, there are still many who like me returned this fall. I always look forward to the chance to return and fellowship and grow with these people and the amazing group here in Tuscaloosa. One of the high points of the University of Alabama is the diversity of backgrounds for all the students enrolled. Every year we gain so many new students in our group that add unique perspectives and insights. But even with our differing backgrounds we still come together several times a week for the same goal: working towards growing closer to Christ and to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
None of this would be possible without our members’ willingness to get out into the world and connect with people. I have made some great friends over the past several years that are people who accepted invitations from their roommates to come to church, or who joined the T4C intramural teams to help us try to get a victory on the field. I’m glad I get to be a part of this group that gives us opportunity after opportunity to be the light we are called to be in Matthew 5. With every evening volunteering, devotional on campus, or game at the rec fields, even just wearing a Tide 4 Christ shirt while walking to class, I see our group putting themselves out into the world in a huge way. I’m glad I am able to be part of this group and I look forward to making new friendships and having those friends challenge me to be a better Christian each day by their amazing examples.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”