Happy Baptism Anniversary to my big kids! That’s right; they get to celebrate the anniversary of their baptism on the brink of a NEW YEAR!
Baptism is so sacred and such a truly special thing.
The complexity of baptism is something I didn’t fully comprehend until a few years ago. I was embarrassed to admit to my pastor that I didn’t really understand what baptism was, but I knew it was something we wanted to do because our youngest was “the right age”. He explained it and led us through some scripture. After that we made an educated decision to baptize our youngest. Reading the scripture changed the way I viewed every baptism I ever witnessed in church from that day forward. I cannot watch a baby being baptized and keep myself from tearing with happiness as I think of their future belonging to the Body of Christ.
It’s New Year’s Eve and as I think about the New Year coming I am hopeful and full of wonder for what great and mighty things 2016 will bring.
I’m not hoping for an easy year, or to lose 40 lbs (I mean I will take it if it happens), or for any great new ritual to be started other than to just be more present.
My word for 2016 is PRESENT. Being Present, & enjoying the presence of others, viewing each day and moment as a PRESENT.
You know that moment before you pull the wrapping paper off a gift, and the excitement of knowing you’re about to find out what’s inside? I want all of those feelings this year.
Just like the excitement that baptism brings.
I am ready to embrace this year, knowing that no matter what it brings; good, bad, and everything in between, I belong to a powerful God who I am over the moon excited to meet someday. I am going to live each day full of that wonder and excitement.
I have this promise from Him that I am His, and He is mine. That’s all the confirmation I need to let go of worry this year and be fully PRESENT.