We are just days away from our annual park day at Klineline where we celebrate with people who have accepted Jesus. It’s always an interesting conversation with people who are contemplating baptism. So many people feel like they aren’t good enough or haven’t arrived at an acceptable level of Christianity…so sad! Baptism is never about being all cleaned up, but rather saying, “I CAN’T clean myself up, so I’m submitting my life to Jesus and trusting that He’ll help me!”
On Sunday, I will cheer loudly and probably shed a tear, but not because I’m watching perfect people proclaim Jesus. On the contrary, I’ll be cheering because a sinner, who looks a lot like me, is surrendering their will to a God that will mold, shape, and sharpen them for the rest of their lives. Baptism is the beginning of a life of work, not the proclamation of a job well done.
Congrats to the people who are going under on Sunday! There is still room for you as well! If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and haven’t gotten baptized, sign up HERE.
It’s gonna be a GREAT day!