Taking the Plunge
My daughters chose to be baptized last Sunday.
Before the baptisms took place, we sang pieces of a few familiar hymns. One was “How Great Thou Art”. And as we sang I was instantly transported back to my oldest daughter’s first bedroom. We had replaced the floor in it before she was born, but couldn’t afford flooring to cover the squeaky plywood. I remembered swaying her side to side, side to side, squeak, squeak, squeak…desperately trying to get her to sleep (she was a fussy baby) and singing her that song. Her little body against me, my hand on the back of her soft head, and my tired, sometimes frustrated, off key voice. Me thinking that if I couldn’t get her to sleep, I could at least remind both of us how great God was. That song and “Come Thou Fount” were our go-tos.
So if you imagined that I cried like a baby as we sang that song on Sunday, you would be right. I am so thankful for these girls and the paths they have chosen. I pray that they will always choose to walk with Jesus.
I wanted to share my story with you today because I wanted to encourage you to keep pointing your children to their Creator. We mamas have a powerful influence over their sweet little hearts. I believe that even the prayers and songs we utter into their infant ears make a difference for eternity.
And if your child is not walking in the truth, I just want to encourage you to never give up on them. They may have walked away from God’s plan for their life, but they can always turn back at any time. You keep praying over and encouraging and loving on them, mama!
P.S. I just love these pictures of the girls hugging their daddy after he baptized them, I just had to share.