Thursday, February 19, 2009

Good News!

Friends,

I am feeling pretty speechless regarding this blog...and for those of you who know me, this is quite amazing. But, when Ian came down to quiet time the other night and said, "I have something I want to talk about"...mom, sisters and me were feeling pretty much this way...speechless. This was out of the ordinary for Ian, who is usually the one who goes with the flow, rolls with the punches, so to speak. But...here he was with something important that he wanted to say. Little did we know just how important it was going to be. He simply said..."I want to be baptized." We were ecstatic, laughing from joy, albeit wondering where this had come from. Yet, knowing the Lord and the ways that His Spirit works in people's live, not altogether caught off guard. We were thrilled that the Lord had prompted Ian's spirit and heart that he wanted to make this decision...no lectures from me, no wonderful lesson or sermon, no in depth discussion with anyone in particular prompted it -- just the Lord. And I praise God for the beauty of the moment...the innocence, the power. We did talk some and prayed as a family. But, this is the thing about baptism as I have come to understand it. It is simply a child's innocent response (whether it be a child or an adult that is making it) saying...I love you, Jesus, and I want you to cleanse me and be the Lord of my life -- plain and simple. We accomplished it last evening with a host of friends participating, witnessing. And so, here I am having said a mouthful...and I am still speechless. :-) Blessings,

Don

3 comments:

Don Morrison said...

I am very happy for your news. Such an exciting moment for you and your family. Ian is blessed by his family. May he walk wholeheartedly with his God and Savior.

Don Morrison

Middle Man said...

Thanks Don.

Cheryl said...

That is the moment we as parents pray for from the time they are born.

Very exciting news! Yay, Ian!!