Sunday, 16 August 2009

Baptismal Service this Evening

Tonight was a very special evening. We had a baptismal service at the lake here. There were over 150 people there and about a dozen baptismal candidates, half of which were children of various ages.

I especially love to listen to the children as they give a "testimony" just before being submersed in the water. The question usually asked by the pastor is; "(name) why are you getting baptized?" Their answers vary, but usually are simple - such as; "because I love Jesus" -

I love to watch children find Christ and taking steps along their spiritual journey. Their issues are usually simple, may be serious, but simple. Most issues center around behavioral decisions. What if their family members are not Christians? What if their friends make it difficult? They need good Christian coaching. Even getting a bible may be complicated. But most are eager to be baptized - and excited! Sara, our youngest grand child watched with great curiosity and had some questions - like - what are they doing? She is almost 4. Soon, very soon papa is confident that Sara will ask Jesus into her heart! But guess what ??!!

Next month Sara will be dedicated at church - remember, she just joined our family in February, from china! Her spiritual journey is already starting because of the faithfulness of her family. I pray that as her grandpa that I can help her along her spiritual journey.

5 comments:

Parsley said...

I love the smile on the girl's face!

Indian Lake Papa said...

Parsley - we can learn a lot as "adult" Christians from that smile!

CrossView said...

I love baptisms! You must go to a big church....

Indian Lake Papa said...

Both churches we attend (Florida & Michigan) average 350 on Sunday AM - not large, but a nice size group. BAptismal services are special.

CrossView said...

'Round these he'a parts, that's HUGE! =P