Reagan was baptized on Easter Sunday! I was certain I would be a complete mess watching her, it is such an emotional ceremony. I think that if I had been in the audience instead of helping her get ready “back stage” I would have been doing the ugly cry. I held it together though.
Baptism is nothing more than an outward expression of an inward faith. It is a step of obedience in following the will of God in our lives. It is not even necessary for salvation, but being the traditional physical symbol of having faith, it makes baptism a tear jerking, awesome event to witness. For me at least.
For years Reagan has claimed to accept Jesus as her Lord and Savior. She has not always understood the symbolism of baptism and has been afraid of getting dunked in the water. Finally, several weeks ago she came home from church saying that she wanted to be baptized on Easter.
And so it happened: