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A TikTok Revelation

Today, countless videos are shared on social media platforms every day, so it’s easy for most to blend into the background of our digital feeds, forgotten as quickly as they appear. But for Ashley, a woman with a penchant for scrolling through videos on her phone, one particular TikTok video stood out and altered the course of her life.

photo by: Henrique Gomes

Ashley, who grew up with Christian values but never delved deep into scripture, found herself seeking something more. She attended various churches as a child, but none truly resonated with her. That was until she was introduced to The Vine, an Adventist Church community in Raleigh, N.C., that welcomed her with open arms and made her feel included.

One day, while browsing through TikTok, Ashley discovered a surprising connection. She followed Pastor Cris from The Vine and stumbled upon a video that playfully exclaimed, “Here’s my number, call me maybe.” Intrigued, Ashley decided to reach out. She expressed her interest in the Bible studies Pastor Cris mentioned in her TikTok videos. Ashley had questions and a curiosity about faith that she felt could be answered through these studies.

The Bible studies proved to be transformative for Ashley. They meticulously dissected scripture, revealing the profound meanings behind the text and highlighting the depth of God’s love. Through these studies, Ashley discovered the solid theological foundation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, finding answers to the questions that had lingered in her mind for years.

What set this experience apart was the tangible evidence in the scripture that Ashley encountered. It wasn’t merely something preached by a pastor or taught by her family; it was something she could see and validate for herself, solidifying her belief in God’s message.

This newfound understanding ignited a passion within Ashley. She decided to make the life-altering choice to fully embrace Christ’s teachings and live by His word. The impact of this decision rippled through her life, reshaping her perspectives and priorities.

Ashley’s story serves as a powerful reminder that seemingly insignificant moments, like stumbling upon a TikTok video, can have a profound impact on someone’s life. It’s a testament to the potential of social media to connect people with meaningful experiences and communities. Ashley’s journey from a casual video viewer to a committed follower of Christ demonstrates that no act is too small to make a difference in the world and bring glory to God.

In the end, it’s sometimes the unexpected, the little things, that often lead to the most amazing transformations.

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