On Sunday I experienced something
that blessed me like crazy!
It was the baptism of our middle
Sticking with his usual tendency
toward the extreme... Michael had decided
that our church's normal form of baptism,
sprinkling, wasn't wet enough for him.
It was good enough for Chelsea and Jonathan...
He and two others specifically requested
This meant that he had to wait until we
could arrange an opportunity to use a
pool and all of the details could come
Finally Sunday was the day.
He was so sweet as Pastors Jack and Mike
asked him to confirm his faith and the
reason for baptism.
Pastor Jack just received a pacemaker
after Thanksgiving so there were some
jokes about whether or not he might
"short out"! Thank goodness that was
never a real risk. We love that man!
Then it was over.
I wanted to yell that they
should put him in again...
but I didn't!
Must be where he gets it!
We sang the song,
What can Wash Away My Sin,
Nothing but The Blood of Jesus!
I did fine all the way through the second
verse and then the tears began to flow.
A little boy standing by me looked up and
saw my tears. He quickly came over and
took my hand and stood close.
His mother and I explained to him
that my tears were happy tears.
But his sensitivity and caring
Such sweet relief to have three children
who are seeking the Lord and His will
for their lives. I know we are wonderfully
blessed and give God all the Glory!
We pray always that these young people's
hearts remain tender.
Before the baptisms it was fun to watch the little children
in our congregation watch and learn.
Their little eyes were wide
as Pastor Mike talked about the meaning
One day many of these will
make decisions to follow Jesus and they
will demonstrate it publicly in baptism.