Rob and I were actually discussing an issue we were having with our oldest daughter. It was late into the evening. Everyone was already sound asleep.. Ellie was getting out of the shower and she rushed down stairs....hair dripping water everywhere. She rounded the corner kind of abruptly and said, "I need to talk to yall...like right now if that is okay..." She teared up and said, "I need to tell you something. I have been thinking and tonight I just know I am ready to get baptised...I am ready to do it and just know I want to." Rob said, "Okay, let's talk about it." as I (of course) began to cry myself.
Hearing your child come to a place in their life of accepting their salvation in Jesus has to be the greatest moment other than their physical birth. It truly is the best Momma moment, to know they have found their belief and acceptance in the gift of salvation. My children have 70 scripture verses memorized, and I can teach them all day about Jesus. One thing I can't do, however, is force them into their own salvation. Seeing the pieces line up for Ellie and watching her go through it all was a beautiful gift for Rob and me. I am thankful that on April 21, 2013....8 years from the day of her Earthly birth, she was born again...into her spiritual birth! Like she told Pastor Adam when he met with her prior to the baptism, "I know that I will go under the water and it is just a picture of how Jesus washes the sin parts of me and my life and makes me clean through God's eyes when He looks at me through Jesus....that is what Jesus did for me when He chose to die for me"
|April 21, 2013|