Thursday, January 8, 2009

George was baptized!

New Years Eve our church often has a baptism service. It is so good to hear God's people testify of how He has worked in their lives and publicly obey Him in being baptized. George has wanted to be baptized for awhile now but has always been too afraid. This time when he heard Pastor announce the service he decided that he was ready. He went through a devotional with his Daddy on what it means to be baptized and wrote out a short testimony of when he was saved and why he wanted to be baptized. My best friend that I've had since middle school was also being baptized that night along with two of her children and that helped George not to be quite as nervous.

It was a moving service and my tears fell a few times. First when my friend told of how God has been working in her life, especially over the past few years during trials that many of us cannot imagine but yet God has given her strength and carried her and she is such an example with her uncomplaining spirit. Then as I watched my firstborn son I had an amazing feeling of pure joy as I saw him so happily obey the Lord without question. Oh, how I pray that George would always have that unquestioning faith and desire to please the Lord in all that he does.

3 John 1:4  -
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

We forgot to zoom in before taking this so it isn't very close and I also am not sure how well you can hear. This is what he said -- "I was saved when I was 5 years old. We were reading the book "A is for Adam" and I knew that I was a sinner and wanted to be forgiven. With Jesus as my Savior I try to do what He would do. I am being baptized because I want to obey God's command."


sahmto4orMore said...

Oh, Praise the Lord!

This is wonderful. I look forward to the video.

anneliesekmcdowell said...

didn't say this then but I am so happy for George and your family. To see all the hard work come to his desire to be baptized...I hope this gave you guys encouragement to keep doing what you've been doing with the other kids even when it gets tedious and all-consuming.

bbullard said...

My five year old was baptized a couple of weeks back, by her own decision--it is one of life's most beautiful moments. Also, what a gorgeous Christmas card--your family is lovely!

God bless you!

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