Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Emma was baptized in our outdoor service on Sunday night (and watermelon fellowship. That's old-school Baptist!) It was so special for us, and we were glad to have grandparents and our wonderful church Body there to share it with us. When Pastor Butch asked her if she believed that Jesus died for her sins, she said "Yes sir!" Then he and Rusty baptized her together.
The Lord gave me this verse for Emma on Friday morning. Isaiah 61:10-11 says
"I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation, and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bride-groom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels. The Sovreign Lord will show his justice to the nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in early spring, filled with young plants springing up everywhere."
We are so grateful that the Lord has clothed our Emma in salvation and righteousness! He has written her name in the Book of Life! She is a bride of Christ. She is most definitely a young plant, springing up (rather quickly, it seems to me), and I can't wait to see what the Lord will grow her up to be. We pray she will always love Him with her whole heart and life.