We had a baptism celebration at our church last night. Eight people followed the Lord in this act of obedience. A father baptized his two daughters. Our youth pastor baptized one of his daughters and some of the youth. Our senior pastor baptized the others. Little Sarah, of course, wished she could be baptized. Her day will come, when she understands the meaning and makes her decision to follow Jesus!
Some of the people being baptized invited the church to a dinner afterwards. While getting ready for the dinner and doing the shopping they happily told everyone that it was for a celebration. They were being baptized! And we had good fellowship!
I remember my baptism, at nine years of age, as vivid as if it were yesterday. I had such a glorious feeling of happiness I wished that I could be baptized every day!
In baptism you declare to the world that you have died with Christ and that you are raised with Him to walk a new life of obedience to God. It is for sure a celebration, and it was a glorious one at Faith Assembly in Springfield, Mo. last night.
I wasn’t able to get a good picture of the baptisms last night, but here is one of my friend and pastor Julio Rojas in Peru, baptizing in one of the chilly rivers of the Andes Mountains.