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"Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these." Luke 12:27 (NIV)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Baptism

I've been to many baptisms in my short life but none of them as emotionally rousing as the one I attended last Sunday. I've seen many new believers weep with joy at the newfound knowledge of what Jesus has done for them. But not until Sunday had I seen someone jump for joy with unadulterated excitement.
This man, who came from an animistic, shamanistic background, carried a weighty burden his entire life and was responsible for the spiritual well-being of his entire family.
For him to know that Jesus died for him and freed him from the power of evil spirits was something to throw his hands into the air and sing about.



Its easy in this day and age where there's so much orchestration of hype and manipulation of people's emotions, to be cynical about true "religious affections". But this came from a heart set free.

I don't think I'll forget the look on his face or the tone of his voice anytime soon.



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1 comment:

  1. Baptisms are so exciting. I'm always overwhelmed by how God moves and brings people to Himself. Thanks for sharing. God is Good. Always.

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