Sunday, February 26, 2012 was a wonderful day!
Our sweet Gracie was baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of her sins & to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit! What an amazing feeling it was the night before when Gracie came to me and said, "Mama, I think I want to be baptized." Chris had been leading a family Bible study at home for awhile now, based in Acts, so we'd been studying baptism together. We could tell she was starting to think about being baptized & becoming a Christian and knew we needed to study with her. When she came to me that night, we called her daddy (she & I were at a youth group event that weekend) and she spoke with our youth minister, who studied with her to confirm she was ready for this commitment. The next morning, when we got to church (we'd been staying overnight with the youth group event) Chris, Gracie, & I studied & talked together some more. Feeling confident that she was ready for this commitment, she confidently walked down the aisle after the sermon and confessed her belief in Jesus as the Son of God and was baptized into Christ!
It was a beautiful day to have my daughter become my Christian sister!
Gracie was so blessed with sweet friends who were so happy for her! How wonderful to have such a support system!
It's hard to tell, but this picture is of of the circle formed when she came out after being baptized. Many gathered around her & sang and a prayer was said. Katie is holding onto Gracie tightly...she was so proud of her & happy for her!