Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rylee's Baptism

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3:16

On Monday night October 24th Rusty spontanousely decided to take the girls to see Team Impact hosted by Second Baptist Church at The Berry Center.  Rylee (in traditional Rylee fashion) fought hard not to go.  Our Rylee is a strong willed child and anyone who has a strong willed child knows that you fight a million different
battles a week.  I do my best to avoid any unneccessary battles.  I considered this one of those unneccessary battles, Rusty on the other hand felt very strongely that both girls needed to be there with him that night.

Rylee came home that night with a big announcement.  She had prayed and asked Jesus into her heart.  The team gave an invitation for anyone that would like to pray and ask Jesus to be their savior to come forward.  Rusty said Rylee was laying her head on him and he truly didn't even think she was listening, but she turned to him, looked up and asked if she could go up.  Wanting to be sure of what she was asking to do, he asked her what she was going up for.  She said to ask Jesus into her heart.  Obviously, he jumped up and took her forward.

I admired Second because they were prepared for baptisms on the spot that week.  Rusty declined though since Mommy (and many other family members) weren't present.  She had her opportunity to celebrate her decision with her baptism this past weekend though at our church.

We were thrilled to be told that daddy could baptize her too!  It was also very cool that she was baptized the same day as a couple of her friends from church!

Such an exciting and emotional day.  We celebrate with service that morning with Nana, Noonie, Poppie, Aunt Wendi, Uncle Aaron, Kyle, Mrs Amanda, Mr Aaron, Jackson and Skyla.  We continued our celebration with a delicious fajita lunch at El Palenque. 

I am so incredibly thankful for both daughters salvations, but on October 24th I went to bed incredibly thankful for a Godly husband who leads our family so well!

1 comment:

  1. That is so awesome that Rusty got to baptize her. You didn't tell me that part. The look on Rusty's face is priceless. Dad would be so proud of the man that Rusty is!!!