Today is one of those wonderful winter days we long to have after the days start to feel short and the nights feel long. It’s one of those days that breathes new spirit into our lungs and brightens our perspectives. It isn’t just the fact that after several days of negative degree wind chills, we’re experiencing a summertime high of 39. And it isn’t just the fact that the sun has broken through the clouds and is melting away last week’s ice storm and freeing up our trees from the heavy weight they have come to bear. Today is the day my husband made his public proclamation of faith in Christ. Today my husband was baptized.
What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.
What a wonderful testament of God’s work in our lives. What a wonderful gift to our unborn child to have (spoiler alert) her father washed clean in the year that she will be born. I don’t believe there is a parenting book out there better than the B-i-b-l-e and I am blessed to share that same belief with my husband.
Happy baptismal day, my love.