Wednesday, May 18, 2011

He Obeyed...

Joyous day in the church today. A young man became a Christian today. He is the son of a couple that are very faithful in the church. When he was at home, he came grudgingly with them.

He eventually moved out on his own and stopped attending. A couple of months ago, he started attending of his own volition. He showed up at services even when his parents were away on holidays.

After a strong Biblical lesson this evening on the meaning, necessity, nature and result of repentance, he came to the front to show that that after hearing the gospel of Jesus Christ, he believed it, for himself. There was no doubt that he understood repentance after sitting through the lesson. He made a public confession that he believed that Jesus is the Son of God then he was baptized for the remission of sins.

As he stood in the waters, waiting for the moment, his mother tearfully moved closer to capture the event on film.

4 comments:

Jane said...

I loved that story! So beautiful. I felt like I was there.

Aurora said...

Carol, was he baptized immediately after he confessed his faith, or was it arranged later?

Carol said...

Thanks Jane!

Aurora, he was baptized immediately after his confession. It is after baptism, that one receives the promise of salvation and becomes a Christian.

David Edward said...

i miss visiting with you here. looking forward to a long and full eternity, if for some reason we can't share a meal here on earth. God bless you and your writing.