What a wonderful morning we had this morning! One of the greatest privileges of being a Baptist Minister is that I get to conduct services of Believers Baptism, and that was what I was up to this morning – that’s the picture you can see above.
During the service, June (the lady being baptised) told us her story of how God has guided her to this point in her life. I got to share with the congregation what I believe the Bible teaches us about God’s ongoing love for us. We were reminded :-
God is aware :- We sometimes wonder if we really count for anything in the world. But to God, you are not a number, you are a person of value
God is able :- It’s God’s presence in our lives that makes the difference. He can give us the strength to keep going and will never let us down.
God is available :- The promises of the Bible are not just for those people hundreds of years ago, they are also for us today. We can know God’s presence in our lives, all we have to do is ask Him.
As we came to the moment of Baptism we shared with June a special verse from the Bible to remind her of God’s love for her. I think this verse is for all those who place their trust in God;
Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
(Isaiah 40 vs. 30 – 31)