Monday, August 30, 2010

To the Praise of the Glory of His Grace

A very beautiful thing happened at our lake yesterday. Will and Olivia and another young man from our local church body pledged their allegiance to Jesus Christ and were baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. It was overwhelmingly beautiful to see what the Lord has done by His grace in the lives of these young people. Taken sinners and called them to Himself, washed them in the Christ's blood and filled them with His Spirit. He is so good to us when we don't deserve it. Oh, what an answer to prayer it is to see my dear brother and sister become fellow-partakers in eternal life!

Gathering and reading through the "one anothers" of the new testament, our church covenant.

Nick being baptized

Olivia's turn to go into the water. Daddy got to baptize Will and Olivia.

Buried with Christ in His death...

...and raised to newness of LIFE!

Buried with Christ in His death...

...and raised to newness of life in Him!

Singing the doxology as a congregation. Rejoicing in these sheep's entrance into the fold!

Siblings rejoicing~

~toes in the water, Greta & Auntie Ana~


Jodi said...

Rejoicing with you. God is good.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Congratulations to Will and Olivia! Praise the Lord!

Margo said...

that must be just about the greatest thing parents can experience - to baptize their child.

wow. beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This post brings tears to my eyes, it's so beautiful to see someone baptised after accepting Christ as their Savior. Congratulations to your sister and brother, now they are my sister and brother in Christ as well. Welcome to the family!