tiny obedience

baptismWhen a four year old says, “Mom, I wanna get baptist,” it’s definitely time to pause and listen to what he and God have to say.  Two of our youngest decided to announce their faith in Christ through baptism last month.  It’s neat to see how being on mission as a family begins to affect even the smallest of the family.  As we were setting up the kiddie pool for swimming, Courben was reminded of when Rebecca got baptised a little while ago.  He brought up the topic and followed it up with deep understanding of who Jesus is.  As we prepared for the event, a bit of fear and hesitancy set in.  We all prayed for peace and obedience.  When the day arrived, Courben decided he was still ready to take the plunge.  One of the most exciting parts of the day came afterwards; Mathias, Courben’s best buddy, announced that he, too, wanted to get baptised.  His parents decided to let the idea soak in during dinner and see if it was truly what he was hearing from God or just an urge to play in the pool.  Sure enough, after his food had settled, he was set on showing his obedience to Jesus as well.  So, without skipping a beat, this little guy got in the pool with his daddy and unashamedly and quite boldly pronounced his faith in Jesus, who died on the cross for his sins.  We were all reminded of Acts 8, when the Ethiopian eunuch wanted to baptised immediately.  There was no big to-do, no preparations,  just water and obedience.  We’re so proud of these young boys and anxious to see how they follow Jesus in their unique ways.

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