Standing for Jesus

Yesterday was a special day for our family. Our youngest daughter was baptized. You can read about her salvation moment here.

Sharing her testimony

Sharing her testimony

 

With Pastor David before the baptism

With Pastor David before the baptism

 

Into the waters

Into the waters

I was up in the wings of the baptistery, so I didn’t get a glimpse of the congregation when our youth pastor asked friends and family to stand as a show of support for our girl. But my husband, who was sitting in the second row, glanced over his shoulder long enough to catch a glimpse of people standing all over the room.

Wow! It’s humbling to think of all the people who come alongside us every day and do life with us. We are blessed beyond measure to call them family and friends.

My prayer today is for them, and also for those we don’t know.

Baptism isn’t a means of salvation, but it’s an outward expression of what’s taken place in the heart.

A friend’s daughter was also baptized yesterday, and maybe, just maybe, someone was touched by yesterday’s baptisms. Two girls, standing for Jesus.

As the New Year unfolds, I’m asking myself – Am I, like my girl, willing to stand for Jesus? Am I will to tell of his love and his redeeming work on the cross? I hope so.

That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

Let’s talk: What’s your most memorable moment of 2015 so far?

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