Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jason's Baptism: A Special Life Moment

I've been attending The Crossing church for 3.5 years now. My hubby started attending church with me a little over a year and a half ago. I never in my wildest dreams would've imagined he'd step foot in a church but, once he did, he hasn't looked back.

I was baptized a couple years ago with my two boys and have asked Jason a couple times about it. Jason and I have had a few discussions concerning religion but I never push or prod him with my beliefs or feelings. In no way, shape or form do I want him to feel like he HAS to align himself exactly with what I believe. Jason's answer in times past regarding baptism is that he'll do it when he's good and ready. Good enough answer for me!

Recent sermons and the Belong Class we attended resonated with Jason in regards to baptism and why the church recommends it (although they don't believe it's a way to salvation). Jason approached me and told me it was time. To say I was giddy with excitement is an understatement.

I've known for a couple weeks now that last Sunday was going to be THE day. Jason didn't make a big announcement of it and was content with being baptized in front of the family and friends who usually attend church with us. Oh, and the other 700+ attendees of Sunday service!

Jason was given a tshirt to wear and spoke with leaders backstage before being baptized. He then came out into the crowd and was fully immersed by the lead pastor. Immediately afterward, a young male followed lead and was also baptized. Next week the baptism will show again on a large projection screen. A good friend and co-worker took pictures for me. They're not the best clarity but I guarantee they're better than what I would've produced. I cried, and cried, and cried some more. Tears of joy filled with emotions of excitement. It was a very special day for Jason and the start of a new chapter. He and I have talked since and we're going to be making some changes in our lives. Hopefully for the better.

I'm not a Bible Thumper by any means and I sin on a daily. Being baptized doesn't turn us into saints. But it gives us new perspective and a new lease on life.


Masshole Mommy said...

Oh wow, congratulations. Here, we baptize babies by pouring water over their head.

Gina @ Hott Books said...

I'm so happy for you!
I'll be praying!!

bayctygrl said...

Their baptism tank is beautiful. What a great story to read :)

mail4rosey said...

Oh my gosh, I am so happy for you!!! And for him. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

AMEN sister, As long as I wake up and try better the next day. Jesus Girl all the way.

Congrats to him, so exciting!!!