Baptism!

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.Β Finally, several weeks ago she came home from church saying that she wanted to be baptized on Easter.

And so it happened:

We’re such proud parents!

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12 thoughts on “Baptism!

  1. I would be proud too! I hope to be in your shoes (watching my boys get baptized) one day. πŸ˜€ and thank you for understanding that baptism is an outward show of an inward faith. I was raised Lutheran and they (at least my church) believe that is the way to salvation. How little sense does that make?

    We had a friend who is a Christian recently baptize (not dedicate) her daughter. I was confused by that.

    • Vicki says:

      My question would be, what about the criminal being crucified with Christ? He didn’t have a chance to be baptized, yet Jesus said He would be with Him in Paradise. I pray that you will be able to experience your children’s baptisms as well. I have one more to go, and as a Christian mom my prayers for them center around their salvation, not being successful or happy, etc.

  2. Congrats! What I great moment in your life and your daughters. I hope to be able to share that moment with my future children someday.

    I just found your blog in the last several weeks (I can’t remember how – possibly a recommendation from Blogger). I enjoy your insight and perspective! πŸ™‚

    • Vicki says:

      Thanks! On both accounts. I just got back on Twitter and Facebook after quitting them for Lent so that’s why it took so long to follow you on Twitter. I see you are an Atlanta girl! I was up there for college (Agnes Scott) and met my husband (GA Tech) πŸ™‚

  3. Congratulations to you and to Reagan. It’s good that she is old enough to have at least some comprehension of it. It’s always fun to hear their takes on what is occuring to. πŸ™‚
    (Looking forward to that as this weekend, two of my cousins’ children will celebrate First Communion.)

  4. i am a bit behind on reading blogs and writing on mine…
    Yah Reagan! What a blessing that she wanted to be baptized. We haven’t talked to Eli about it yet… not sure why, but this is making me think. What a blessing!

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