I am writing about baptisms in my first blog because tomorrow I am getting baptised. I am really excited about this, and I cannot wait to declare publically that I am a follower of Jesus Christ, and have my sins literally washed away.
I was up at a very early hour this morning to attend a meeting about my baptism to learn what the Bible says about it. I already knew that being baptised meant washing away our sins for good and having a completely new start, but I didn't realise that it was a 'must-do' in the Bible. What more reason do you need as a Christian to get baptised than for Jesus himself to command it?
'Jesus came and told his disciples, "I have been given complete authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.' (Matthew 28, v18-19.)
Even after looking at this, I question why I took so long to get baptised after becoming a christian. When I had a choice a few months ago, I said no because I didnt think I was ready. But I was already qualified.
When I get covered in water tomorrow, all my sins of the past will be washed away. I will be completely new and I cannot wait for that. In the 5 and a half months I have been a christian I have really become close to God, but I want to be closer. Everyday, my relationship with God is getting stronger and my full trust in God is getting more and more complete. I will post again tomorrow with pictures from my baptism.