Our son called and invited us to spend Easter weekend with his family. He told us that his family decided to get baptized during the Easter service. We agreed to come down and attend church, and watch their testimony to follow Jesus in this act. We discussed what to bring for the meal, and when we’d travel to their home.
Easter morning arrived, and off to church we went. There were fifteen people scheduled for this event, but several more joined them after a clear presentation of the gospel, and how baptism relates to the death and resurrection of Christ.
Right before the message ended, those who committed to baptism moved quietly to the right side of the church sanctuary behind curtains on the stage. When the time arrived for the baptisms, our oldest grandson, 14, appeared from around the curtain first. Next came our 10 year-old grandson, then his mother, followed by our son. Tears of joy and pride flowed down my cheeks
unashamedly. The rest continued until all completed this act of obedience to our Lord and Savior. Afterwards, we went to our son’s home and shared Easter dinner together. I told them each how proud I was of their decision to obey Christ’s command to be baptized.
My grandson asked me earlier if I wanted to be baptized with them. I told him I already did that years ago, about a year after I accepted Christ as my Savior. Where I went to church, there was no baptismal. I was baptized in a lake nearby with 27 other believers. I remembered how cold I felt before my turn. But after giving my testimony, and the pastor baptized me, I felt great! I thanked Pastor Davis for baptizing me.
Heath laughed when I said I froze in the lake water. Talking about my experience brought back wonderful memories of my new found faith in Christ, and the friends that took the plunge with me that year. It renewed my commitment and love for how the Lord works in my life, even now!
Later that day, my husband and I returned home in Iowa. We thanked the Lord for a blessed Easter, and for each of our family members.
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