Jun 3, 2012

Our 7-year-old got baptized!

Immediately following the baptism of our seven-year-old son, I received the following verse and commentary in my email inbox.  I began to wonder, "Could God have been confirming His will for my son while confirming His desire for me as His child too?" I quietly praised God for the heart of my husband and youngest child. We have all come so far!

VERSE:
  Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
   -- Romans 6:3
      http://www.BibleStudyTools.com/search/?query=Romans+6:3&translation=kjv

THOUGHT:
  More than an outward symbol, baptism is coming to the core of the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) and sharing in it by grace (Romans 6:1-15). What an incredible blessing to be able to do what Jesus did at the beginning of his ministry to please God (Luke
3:21-22), and also know that through our faith in God's power to raise him from the dead, our lives can be joined with his until we can share fully in his glory! (Colossians 2:12; 3:1-4).

PRAYER:
  Loving Father, thank you for your grace. Thank you for raising Jesus from death. Thank you for letting me share in that resurrection through faith. Thank you for the assurance I have of sharing in his glory. Thank you for letting me be your beloved child, with whom you are well pleased. Thank you in Jesus' name. Amen.

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