I realize more people are aware of my birthday coming next week on the 17th of February, but just today thanks to my uncle, I remembered that today is the 3rd Anniversary of my Baptism.
Well since I'm known among most Walfasers as a very religious person, you might think there's nothing too surprising about me remembering this. In fact, it's more surprising that I even forgot
. Either way, baptism as an event alone is already significant enough, about how it is when we declare our decision to follow Christ publicly. But I have an extra reason to find significance in it...
If you dig up my gallery, you'll find that three years ago, on the day of my Baptism of February 11 2012, was the day when I released this teaser
to the world, announcing I had plans for a big story at the time. And as many of you may know, that story was Asylum of Souls
, which until The Crossroad was conceived, was my biggest and most ambitious story yet. Heck, it was the first story of mine to receive fanart!
As I look back and read it occasionally now, I do what most writers do to their old stories: nitpick and either laugh or cringe at every corny moment or wrong choice made in the story. And believe it or not, there were quite a few even in this gem of mine. Yet, a few people still remember it fondly (and very fondly at that), and are also aware of why I
remember it. Because for all its funny moments, weird moments, strange choices and stifling lack of Walfas professional editing at the time...It was the first story of mine to have a solid Christian message.
Yep, the infamous part 94, which not only released the waterworks in some people (one at least xD), but where I properly came out as a Christian to the Walfas community and made clear this was the path I've chosen. And from there, I didn't stop. When I first started Walfasing in 2011 as a naive 12 year old, I only put it whatever I thought was cool or vaguely meaningful. Asylum of Souls, though, was when I first decided, "Hey, I'm a Christian, maybe I should start acting like one and be committed to it."
And strangely enough, it worked. Not only did all my stories from then on out were made with Biblical themes and messages and ideas, but I ended up growing in my faith too. I feel like I really am closer to God now, and not in the surface sense of just simply going to Church every Saturday (I go on Saturdays
) or abiding by strict laws. Not that those are bad, but as many people say, "Christianity isn't a religion, it's a relationship." And just like how you make good human friends by spending time with them and getting to know them more, you grow closer to God by spending time with him and finding out just exactly what kind of God he is.
I'm not really sure what else to say in this journal. There's just this almost nostalgic feeling in knowing I've come this far, ever since that silly idea in 2012, and that even though now I have to deal with the stress of final year studies, school shenanigans, and even some online shenanigans too, I still have a peace and a hope I can hold on to. And for all that I've been through, I can truly say I'm happy.Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. -Matthew 22:37 & 38
The Crossroad is still in progress, don't worry
I have just decided to outline and script the entire second battle first before starting any Walfasing. It's a biggun, that's for sure!