A small crowd pressed in around the baptism area Sunday morning as Austin Adams and Savannah Hernandez were baptized. Austin's enthusiasm may have been superseded by his grandfather's (Bill Sell) excitement to oversee this poignant moment in Austin's life. Austin fervently exclaimed his love for Jesus and affirmed he was going to heaven before being plunged into the water. Savannah Hernandez's baptism followed. She quietly affirmed her love for Christ and triumphantly stood, face beaming, afterwards. Our favorite moments were of seeing the other children lean close to the baptistry while intently watching the baptisms and then filling the air with cheers of joy.
Baptism is such a powerful expression of our dedication to our Savior. Sharing this experience with our church family was absolutely beautiful.
"but Jesus said, “let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
Matthew 19:14 (NASB)