On October 25th, Big Guy was baptized in an amazing way at the reservoir. Big Guy has been a Christian for quite a while, but the decision to be baptized was one that he has been very reserved about making. Our youth pastor explains to our youth that baptism is not something that you should do just because your friends do it or because it is expected of you. It is a true symbol of your faith. In Jesus' day people went to the Jordan River -- the most public place there was -- to be baptized. To be baptized there meant everyone knew what you were doing and who you were following. Pastor Matt said that taking the step of baptism should be just as important. You should be making the same statement. You don't care who knows that you are following Jesus and who sees.
Being baptized at the reservoir is pretty much the most public body of water in our area which is why he chose it for our youth baptism service. The picture above is of Big Guy and Pastor Matt. It is my favorite picture taken during that day.
Seeing this photo reminds me of the lyrics... "Even when the rain falls. Even when the floods start rising. Even when the storms come. I am washed by the water!"
So proud of this group of middle school and high school students who were baptized. What you see here is just a small example of what is happening in our youth ministries at our church.
"Don't let anyone look down on your because you are young,but set an example for the believers in speech, in life,
in love, in faith, and in purity."
1 Timothy 4:12