Monday, August 31, 2015

Never to Old to Obey

I have been wanting to share this story for a few weeks and I am finally getting to it.

Cecy is one of our health promoters and her prayer was answered on this day.  Her grandmother, Nicolasa, wanted to be baptized!  She is 91 years-old and has never wanted to do this.  But, something changed her mind and now she wants to be a Christian.

According to Romans 6:3-4----Don't you know that all of us who were baptized into union with the Messiah Jesus were baptized into his death?  Therefore, through baptism we were buried with him into his death so that, just as the Messiah was raised from the dead by the Father's glory, we too may live an entirely new life.

Nicolasa beginning her new life.

Raised to walk in glory.

Cecy (second from left) with her mom, grandmother and other family members.

Cecy's parents and  grandmother.

What a day of rejoicing for this family.  Even the angels rejoice according to Luke 15:10----In the same way, I tell you that there is joy in the presence of God's angels over one sinner that repents.

I once had a friend in Antigua and we talked many times about baptism.  I remember one day she said to me, "Sheri, I know many people who spend more time trying to find reasons why they do not need to be baptized than reading the Bible. Christ himself was baptized so why is it something that people want to avoid?"

I think she had a good question.

Never give up on people.  We all have family or friends who have not yet seen the importance of baptism. We will continue to pray, that one day they may change their mind as Nicolasa did :)

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