Jesus told His disciples to go, make disciples, baptize them, and teach them to obey all that He’s commanded them. It has been our great honor to go wherever Jesus tells us to go, and to have a part in making disciples who are Jesus followers.
These past couple years we’ve been blessed to obey Jesus’ great commandment in ministering to Jason and Kristin. After seeing them become disciples of Jesus and teaching them the Bible, today it was especially sweet to have a hand in baptizing them with water. Of course, they’ve already been baptized into the body of Christ by the Holy Spirit when they repented of their sin and placed their faith in Christ alone as their Savior. Today, this water baptism was simply a visible, public identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ and that they are not ashamed to be called disciples of Jesus and children of God. We’re thrilled to see them take this step of obedience and public confession.
Of course, another highlight today was baptizing our own Dayton. He’s young and still learning the basics, but he knows what it means to be a believer and that he has and is trusting in Christ alone as his Savior. What a thrill to baptize him!
He was thrilled too! He woke up this morning and came out dressed in his best clothes saying, “I’m ready for church!”
Beth said, “But we’re going to a swimming place!”
Dayton replied, “Well, I AM getting baptized!”
He went back in his room and eventually came out wearing his bathing suit! Funny kid.