One night after many conversations with me about salvation, Andrew and Brent sat down for a chat. Andrew shared with his daddy that he knew he was a sinner and that the only way to be right with God was to ask Jesus to save him. Brent asked if he wanted to do that, and Andrew said he already had. He told us he prayed, "Lord, I know I'm not a perfect man. I need you to save me." The Bible tells us that all it takes to be saved is a childlike faith, so on April 11, 2012, Andrew was saved.
Last Sunday, Andrew was baptized, making his faith public. It's not the water that saved him, but God's grace. The water is an outward sign of an inner decision. We were so blessed by our church family that day. Andrew asked for Pastor Matt to baptize him, so here they are in their robes before the service.
We headed home for a celebration lunch. Fried chicken, bar-b-que sandwiches, slaw, potato salad and chips were on the menu.
When Andrew was dedicated as a baby, Brent was asked to choose a verse to read over him during the service. He chose Proverbs 3:5-6. We thought it would be a great reminder for today as well.
We ate lunch and then enjoyed chocolate cake and ice cream.
After cake, Andrew had a few gifts to open. Gigi and Papack chose a devotion book for him. He has reminded me for us to use it every morning before school this week.
"Every good and perfect gift is from above." James 1:17