Wednesday, March 17, 2010

obedience

My nephew Jace was baptized this past Sunday. A complete overflow of joy doesn't quite describe how my heart feels right now. As I gaze upon this picture I see a young man coming out of the cleansing blood of Christ. I see a young man who has walked with the Lord since he was a small boy. More than walked really...he's practically been on a full out sprint since about the age of 10. He's read through the Bible twice, witnesses to everyone (including family members), and is more aware of the Spirit within him than most adult Christians I know (including myself). Now here he is as a 14 year old making a public profession of the faith he has sought long and hard to test & prove.

Truth. That's what this picture says to me. Truth.

Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness. Then John consented.
Mt. 3:15

Jace, I'm so proud of your decision to get baptized. You are following Christ's example in so many ways & this is one more step in that obedience. I know the past few months have been extremely hard for you. Keep calling upon our Lord to go to battle for you.

I love you sweet nephew.