Saturday, July 11, 2009

Another Birth in the Family

On June 26 we witnessed a birth.  It was the birth of my mother into the family of God.  She made the decision to become a child of God and, because the Bible says that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ and wants to follow him should be baptized, she did so.  On that Friday she started a new life.
John, Andy (4), my brother Mike, me holding Ben, My mom (after her baptism), Jonah (7), and Bill, my mom's boyfriend

Usually we include a photo or two of a baptism, but this time I am posting several.  One reason is selfish, because each picture elates my soul.  Another reason is because it dawned on me that many of you may never have witnessed a baptism.  

Here are most of the people who were present:
(my brother, my three kids, and Jerry, one of the elders of the church in Springtown, Texas.  He came to open the building for us because it was Friday.)

John and my mom changed into some robes that the church provides for convenience, then they stepped into the water.  John shared a few Bible verses with us:Then he asked my mom if she believes that Jesus is the son of God.  After she confirmed that statement, he baptized her in the name of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit:
Though it's a mystery as to how he does it we believe that God added her to his family for her faith in him:
Now my mom and I can be certain that we will not only spend this lifetime together but also the next.  And, I must admit, I can't think of anything that makes me happier.