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Thursday(Z)-104 Baptisms

30 Apr

I am in awe. God has a habit of doing this, especially if you are willing to be awestruck.  Psalm 45:4 exclaims, “In your majesty ride out victoriously for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!” How amazing is it to watch 104 folks baptized?  It’s really almost  indescribable, other than a demonstrative “tears of joy on earth and angels rejoicing in Heaven!

There were three brothers, the oldest must have been 12.  Dad, and what a dad, could not have been more proud.  How could you?

They came as families; moms and dads and siblings, all immersed to rise in a “new life”

They came as boyfriends and girlfriends honoring God as Jesus did, surrendering themselves to the symbolic death and resurrection that baptism represents.

They came solo, from young to 83 sweet years young, yielding to the prompting of the Holy Spirit, making their way into the water.

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Acts 2:38

Days later, I now realize I will never see any greater sight, nor anything more powerful or meaningful, until I see the next person baptized!  AMEN!

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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Christian, Faith

 

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