Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sept. 11th - a happy day?

September 11th. A day that cannot be lived without thinking about what happened 10 years ago. A day of sadness and sorrow. A day of fear and uncertainty and death.

And yet, something happened today that changes things in my mind a bit.

Today 10 of my college students made the decision to be baptized in front of their church, their family, and their friends.

These 10 students chose this day to die. They symbolically died to their old selves and rose out of the water covered in the newness and cleansing power of Christ. They publicly proclaimed they belong to Jesus and will live for him on this earth until their Jesus comes to take them home

From death to life.

Oh Happy Day.

No comments: