Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Joy of Believer's Baptism


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.

14 comments:

Susan said...

Our trust, faith and Baptism in our Lord is THE most important event in life. The new Birth. Congratulations to Nessie and thanks for sharing with us.
Susan

Barbara C. said...

I am rejoicing with you and your family, and looking forward to welcoming Neesie into our church family next week! I am praying for her and the others! It sure was an encouraging day... Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

LisaShaw said...

Praise the LORD! I rejoice with her and with all of you. God bless you!

Beverly said...

It was a wonderful day! Love you, Neesie!

Bethany said...

Praising God with you! You are blessed with two beautiful and faithful daughters. The angels in heaven are singing!
In HIM,
Bethany

Cathy said...

What a precious picture! She looks so happy. How wonderful for you all!

Denise said...

Bless the Lord for HIS goodness... Rejoicing with you and your family...

How great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised...........

A Note From Theresa said...

Thanks for stopping by, I get so busy now a days that I don't really have time to blog :)

Congrats on the Baptism of your dear Daughter! It is always a blessing to know your children have a heart for the things of God, and follow after his leadership. I'm so happy for you all!!!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

God bless you sweet Neesie! May your ever walk with the Lord and trust Him in everything. He will never fail you. I am so happy for you and your family. What a wonderful blessing. I love you and your family. Mrs.connie

~~Deby said...

What a special event for your Neesie....I am sure you had tears of joy...
deby

MeMaw said...

How wonderful Maxine! What a blessing!Praise the Lord!

And how precious and pretty she is!

Susan said...

Oh how special Maxine!!

God is so good. What a glorious day in Neesie's life.

Great picture♥

Sara said...

This was such a special moment for your family. God has been working so much in her life...I can see Him shining through her.

Susan Skitt said...

How beautiful! What a dear daughter you have - both of them - you are so blessed. The Lord is so good... our church too often waits a bit so the kids understand better and have time to grow in their walk with their Lord.

Much love,
Susan