This afternoon, my husband and I (and our church) had the joy of seeing, for the second time, one of my daughters enter into the waters of baptism. This time it was my youngest daughter Neesie. It's been a few years now that we have seen her growth in the Lord and what seems to be a genuine faith in Him. With young people, our church likes to give them a chance to have some age and maturity before we baptize them, so Neesie having reached this tender young age and having had a consistent walk for a while, the timing was perfect for her. We're very happy and thankful for this most precious and blessed of events. In all of her life, there will be none that will compare.
She and I had a nice little chat on yesterday about baptism. I told her how in some countries and cultures, the very act of being baptized is putting your very life on the line. There are those who have identified with Christ in believer's baptism, who have set themselves up for persecution by their government and being disowned by their families. All for the sake of Christ. Of all the joys of the Christian life, this is the greatest. All for Him. Can we give Him any less?
Praise God for Neesie and the three others who went into the waters today. Say a pray for them, would you please, that they will continue to follow the Savior they professed today and persevere to the end.