Yesterday was the very best day of my life! Our small church was almost packed, and the congregation included son LD, daughter Vicki, son-in-law Leigh, and granddaughter Molly. We started the service with prayers and singing, and then the children left to go to their classes. Today the younger ones were learning about Joseph and the older ones were learning about peer pressure.
David our minister gave the sermon, which, not surprisingly, was about baptism. He spoke about the importance of baptism and told the story of the thief on the cross by Jesus – the only person in the bible who hadn’t been baptised but went to heaven. He repented his sins while on the cross, and Jesus said he’d take him to heaven.
After the sermon, the children were brought back into the Church to witness my testimonial and baptism. I went up on the stage, placed my printed copy of my testimonial on the lectern, with my packet of tissues by the side! I looked up and I felt that I recognised all the faces that were looking back at me. Some of the congregation were smiling at me, and that put me at ease!
I glanced at my notes to start, but most of the time I knew what I wanted to say and told my testimonial as it was! Occasionally I checked my notes to make sure I was still on track, but I made my way through it, and big, big surprise…………I didn’t need my tissues! Next, it was time for my baptism, which went according to plan. Hubby was ready with my towel, and I disappeared to get myself out of my wet clothes and into dry clothes.
I went back into the Church for the last song and prayers. Everyone then made their way into the Church “lounge” where we had tea, coffee and biscuits. I had a great time talking to many of the congregation. To round off my celebrations, hubby and I had invited the ladies in my House Group and their husbands to go to our local Singaporean restaurant for lunch. It was such a lovely way to finish off the best day in my life!
I didn’t have time to make a card yesterday, so I’m sharing my gifts with you instead. I’m sure I’ll have my feet back on the ground tomorrow so I’ll be abble to share a new card with you. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow.
In the meantime, happy crafting.
Shirley Hotop says
I can hear the excitement in your post. I was baptized 2+ yrears ago and that feeling is still present. MayGod bless you.
Many thanks, Shirley. Congratulations on your baptism too! It’s great to hear the feeling stays! xx
Mary-Ann (Mal) Lynch says
What an amazing day you had Jan. I did my usual meditation with my Buddhist friends and you were offered up in prayer yesterday afternoon (which I hope timed in with your Baptism). If it didn’t, it doesn’t matter as God knew. Congratulations on accepting Jesus as your Saviour. XX Mal
Many thanks, Mal. I felt hyper all day. It was just so totally amazing! xx
Congratulations Jan. I pray your journey with Christ is a fulfilling adventure.
Many thanks, Kate. I’m so excited to continue my life with Christ, but now baptised! xx
Congratulations ma’am for the big day.
Many thanks, Alka. A truly amazing experience. xx
Anne Baggott says
Congratulations Jan. What a wonderful day you had. Kind Regards Anne B
Many thanks, Anne. Yes, it was simply amazing! xx
Debbie Kingston says
Is it not wonderful Jan. I felt so transformed…..and renewed at the same time. Congratulations dear heart. God Bless you and yours today and always.
Absolutely, Debbie. The actual baptism was simply amazing. xx
So very glad for you. I will have you in my prayers.
Christine Reid says
So pleased you had a wonderful time! Thank you for sharing your faith. Baptism is certainly an important step for the follower of Jesus, but it is not a requirement for getting into heaven as your Pastor suggested. Well done Jan!! x
Karen Finkle says
Thank you for sharing your faith with your followers. The gifts you received are awesome, especially the prayer “cube”. I would have loved to hear your testimony. Have a blessed day.
Sharing is my pleasure, Karen. Peter, the man in our Church who’s responsible for sound, recordings, screens, etc. is going to send me a copy of the whole service. I’m looking forward to hearing what my testimonial sounded like to the congregation! ☺ xx
NANCY MCKAY says
Thank you for sharing this most wonderful event with me. I have walked with the Lord since I was 13, and I remember my baptism as though it was yesterday. Blessings upon you as you begin your walk.
How superb, Nancy! To have been baptised at such a young age and to have walked with Christ for however many years. I often think I wish I’d reached this stage earlier in my life, but I have to remind myself that any other time wouldn’t have been the right time! Many thanks for your blessings. xx
God bless you Jan on your Baptism and walking with Jesus along life’s road. May your life be filled with love, joy and endless blessings that come from God.
Many thanks, Lyn. I have been so very blessed by God in so many ways, I want to walk with Christ forever! xx
Denise Willerton says
What a blessing to read this today. God is so good. May the Lord bless you and keep May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be unto you. Blessings to you Jan 🙏😊
Many thanks for your blessings, Denise. xx
Sheryl Carpenter says
What an awesome day for you! Thank you for sharing it with us. May God continue to bless your life!
Many thanks, Sheryl. It was the most wonderful day ever! I’m still on a high today!. xx
Joanne P Limoges says
I commend you for your step of baptism. May you lean into Him in all areas of your life and bring Him glory.
Many thanks, Joanne. I’m determined to live my life in Christ from here on in! xx
Claire Gagne says
You sure did have a wonderful day Jan. So happy and pleased for you. Having your family there makes a difference as well. You are blessed in more ways than one! TYFS your wonderful memory.
Many thanks, Claire. You’re absolutely right. I have plenty of blessings to thank God for! xxx
Sandra Hahn says
Thank you for sharing this memorable day with us. I too was interested in the beautiful gifts you received. The Prayer Cube is very unique. God bless you.
Many thanks, Sandra. I agree, the cube is a great idea! xx
Jan Windy says
I’m so very happy for you, Jan!! Thank you for.sharing your blessed day with us. It brought joy to my heart!
Many thanks, Jan. I’m still on a high today! xx
It sounds like an amazing day. I hope the feeling lasts for you.
You were given some lovely thoughtful gifts that I have never seen before.
May god Bless you daily.
Many thanks for all your kind thoughts, Candy. xx
Margaret Bourgoine says
Thank you very much for sharing your life with us. May the Lord keep you and bless you every day. My favorite bible verse is John 3: 16, GOD so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son and who so ever believes in him shall have everlasting life. GOD BLESS!!!
Many thanks for your kind words, Margaret. xx
Sharon Diehl says
Praise God! So Happy you have given your life to God. He is good, all the time. Thank you for sharing.
Many thanks, Sharon. xx
Reba Robertson says
Such a lovely day. I was baptized when I was 12. I wore my great grandmother’s nightgown. There were several of my confirmation class baptized that day.
How wonderful to have been baptised as a child? xx
Connie Dryfhout says
I am a little late to the party. I watch a lot of your videos and have made many of the cards. I am in Canada so have not joined your group. I do want to congratulate you on your baptism. How very timely, just before all the uncertainty over the coronavirus hit. The Lord bless you and keep you. I think of those words often. What peace it gives to be “kept” by our Creator. To be held, embraced, strengthened, carried. Isaiah 43:2 brings such comfort in these days. When we know that we can depend on the Lord to keep us in the midst of a pandemic swirling around us, we can trust and not be afraid. May deep peace and joy continue to be yours in Christ Jesus.
With love from a fellow traveller on the road.
Late-comers are always very welcome, Connie! God has always been in my life but how much more wonderful my life has been since I was baptised and became a born-again Christian! I often think “if only I’d been baptised sooner” but then I remind myself it happened when it did because it was part of God’s plan for me! Many thanks for your blessings. May our Lord Jesus bless you and keep you safe always. 🙏🏻 xx