Tomorrow – Baptisms!

by Jim on 18 June 2011

Tomorrow morning we’re supposed to meet at David’s house at 7am, and then drive to the water park where the baptisms will take place.

There’s quite a crowd expected – I hope we have room for everyone!  I also hope everyone wakes up in time! 🙂

Seriously, though – please pray for those who are planning to be baptized tomorrow, that they would have the courage to follow through.  And praise the Lord for each heart that He’s changing.

I was listening to testimonies last Sunday after our morning service, as those who are being baptized prepared for what they were going to say.

After hearing one testimony, I wanted to make sure that people weren’t claiming that you could become a Christian and all your life’s problems would melt away.  So I said,"So, after you put your faith in Christ, life is easy – right?"

Yes.  (several voices said)

No!  (several voices said, as they realized what I was saying)

Well, actually….

Then something amazing happened.

People began to share around the circle.

"Actually, now that I know Christ I can sleep at night.  I’m not living in guilt."

"Actually, now that I know the Lord I wake up without fear of what’s going to happen that day."

"Now I have somewhere to go when I’m in trouble."

As the apostle Paul said, through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God (Acts 14:22).  But on the other hand, look at the Friend we have with us.  His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30).

Looking forward to tomorrow.

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Grandma C. June 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Wonderful to hear these testimonies! Thank You dear God, our Saviour, Lord and Friend!

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