Thursday, October 25, 2007
God is Awesome!
This past Sunday, October 21, 2007, we had 5 baptisms at my church. These were not your run of the mill, child dedication baptisms, no. These baptisms were special. Why you may ask? They were 4 children ranging from 6 to 14 and a mother, who, until about 2 months ago, were practicing Muslims. Christ touched their hearts, and despite family ridicule and possibly ostracism, they were baptised into the Christian faith. Praise Jesus! The Holy Spirit was working in their life. Let us pray that the rest of their family is touched as well.

Update: Steven commented: Wonderful story! However, I fail to see how the baptisms you describe here are any more "special" than any other baptism of an infant. Isn't God's action in all baptisms always awesome?

Steven is correct. The saving grace of God is an awesome and mighty thing. I may have misspoken or not been clear. What made these baptisms so absolutely wonderful was that fact that, unlike a child being presented for baptism by his parents, these individuals came to be baptized through a conscious discernment of the revelation of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit in their lives. They stepped forward knowing the persecution they my have to endure from those closest to them.

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At 5:07 PM, Blogger Steven Manskar said...

Wonderful story! However, I fail to see how the baptisms you describe here are any more "special" than any other baptism of an infant. Isn't God's action in all baptisms always awesome?

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger JD said...

Stephen,

Yes, God's grace bestowed is always an awesome thing, but from the perspective of what this family could lose making the choice they have made, just adds to the awesomeness.

PAX
JD

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger tara said...

The gift of Sanctifying Grace! How awesome--I will pray for their continued love for our Lord Jesus! To convert from Islam to Christianity--what a miracle! God is so good!

 
At 5:55 PM, Blogger John said...

Wow! That's a great story of God's triumphant love over the sin of the world.

 

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