Sunday, December 12, 2010

Abby's Baptism

Abby was baptised today.  I tried to include a video, but it doesn't seem to work just now.  Here is the testimony she wrote and read out:

Good morning everybody and especially any visitors with us.  Thankyou for coming today.

 I put my trust in Christ when I was bout 4 years old.  I have decided to get baptised today and these verses from the book of Romans in the Bible help to explain what baptism means for me.  I am reading from 'The Message' version of the Bible.

Romans 6:3-5
That is what happened in baptism.  When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered a new life in a new country of grace - a new life in a new land!

That's what baptism into the life of Jesus means.  When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus.  Each of us is raised into a new light-filled world by our Father so that we can see where we're going in our new grace-sovereign country.

1 Peter 3:21b also explains about baptism.

Baptism is more than just washing your body.  It means turning to God with a clear conscience, because Jesus Christ was raised from death.

I am choosing to follow Jesus every day of my life.  I hope you can find the time to do that too.  
Abby giving her testimony

Just before dunking.  The water was freezing and she doesn't like to put her head under the water.

Simon praying with her afterwards.

The cup cakes Simon made and I decorated.  They were consumed at the church lunch.


kelgell said...

Way to go Abby. May your journey be one of strength and courage and hope and life.

She's looking so grown up now.

Oh, nice cupcakes too. Yum. Makes me hungry.

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susan said...

It was lovely to be there.