A True Story of Transformation
Yup. I was a marshmallow today. For those reading this blog who do not believe in Jesus, bear with me. In my world, today was greater than going to the Super Bowl!
Today is Baptism Sunday and I am a marshmallow because one of the people baptized was my daughter Makayla. So yes, I was fighting back tears in the baptismal tank. Afterward, Makayla asked why she made me cry. I think she was worried that I was upset at her for some reason. I assured her that they were tears of joy.
Makayla and one of the other baptizees (I don’t think this is a word, but anywhoo) were eight-year-old children. It is so cool to sit with the parents and their children and hear about a young person placing their faith in Jesus.
However, the other person who was baptized is an adult. In fact, she is a grandma.
Even more surprising is that up until a year or so ago, she was an avid practitioner of another religion. And by other religion, I don’t mean another stripe of Christianity. She worshiped an entirely different god.
Yet today, her family cheered her on as she dipped below the water. Together we celebrated her new life in Christ.
To the Non-Church Folk. . .
Thank you for letting me be a happy dad for a moment.
Baptism is important to Christians. Here’s why. We believe that the Truth of Jesus Christ is powerful to change our lives. Not only now, but for eternity. Baptism is a symbol that the person being baptized has made a decision to believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
A True Story
The adult who was baptized today is a great example. Although she followed another religion up until a few years ago, she came to the place where she decided to make a change. She had several experiences that caused her to question her beliefs. At the end of that journey, was the realization that the claims of Christ are true.
In my previous post, I asked each person if they had the courage to question their beliefs. For those of you who do not believe or practice faith in Jesus Christ, I invite you to consider the truth claims of our faith. No pressure. No guilt. No manipulation. Just consider.
I said in the last post that I would give you a book. That offer still holds. The Case for Easter is a short read. This book is simply a way to consider the central belief of the Christian faith.
Just send me a message on my contact page and I will send you a copy. Totally free. No strings attached.
Join the Conversation below. How have you seen lives transformed by the message of Jesus Christ?