Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Celebration

#3 is going to be baptized this evening after classes! Tdub will have the honors. :)
He's been talking about it off and on for over 2 years now. But this time, it's the real deal. He is 12 and in the 6th grade. He has communicated to us that he wants to be baptized not just because he believes that Jesus is God's son who died for our sins....but because he is a sinner and he needs Jesus to forgive him of his sins.

And so we celebrate this new LIFE in Christ. Baptism, in our faith, represents one's statement of faith in Jesus as the Lord of ALL and a commitment to allowing Jesus to be the Lord of your life. It's a beginning, not an end. It's a time of declaring "come what may" and "nevertheless". Jesus is Lord. I am saved.

grace


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3 comments:

Brett and Jenny Perkins said...

That is so exciting! Blessings on #3.

Elizabeth said...

yay baptisms!! Congrats!!

grace said...

Thanks Jenny and Elizabeth. The whole thing was very sweet and meaningful. The human side of me wants to think, "good deal, three down, one to go" haha! But the reality is that it truly is just a beginning...and yet, on the other hand, I believe this foundation of faith will carry him (all of them) through any seasons of doubt, struggle, or temptation that he may encounter.

Elizabeth!!! Good to hear from you, I've missed you!

Jenny, I know you can't help but think ahead to the time when your own sons will take this step...it really is a wonderful sense of "accomplishment" I guess you'd say, to know that your own efforts are having the desired effect toward your children beginning to seek holiness.

grace