Thursday, March 23, 2017
Bragging on Jesus
Both the girls were baptized last Sunday - wow, it has turned into the year of God being at work in our home and the hearts that live here! I'm so grateful, really so full.
When the girls met with our pastor in preparation for this day, he explained that being baptized is like bragging on Jesus. The baptism itself doesn't save us, we know this - but we step out in faith to say we aren't ashamed and to proclaim that He is Lord of our lives.
It seems that we've been waiting a while for the girls to take this step of faith even though they had already both made a profession of faith. We were recently reading about the Ethiopian eunuch, he was asking Philip about a passage he was reading. This was his first encounter with the Gospel and when he saw water on the side of the road asked what would prevent him from being baptized right then and there. I love how he did not delay or put off until he felt more ready - he just jumped in literally.
Do I delay to step out in faith? Yes, to be very honest, I do. Stepping out in faith is scary and unknown. Staying where I am feels safe and comfy. But the most growth and depth with God comes when I step out of that comfort zone and rest completely in Him. Anyway, little rabbit trail there :)
Back to the girls - we had lunch at home where I set a pretty table and made a cake to celebrate this milestone in their lives.