Our family has been under the weather for a few days with cold/sinus yuck. The girls and I stayed home from church today, but Jason went...it was his turn on the sound board, and there was a Baptism service today so he was helping in the Baptismal. This meant he took swimming trunks to church with him and he ran back home because he had forgotten his towel. Later, Elsie asked him why he needed a towel at church. Jason told her that there were some little boys and girls that got baptized today. Of course, she asked, "what does baptized mean?" He explained that people get baptized when they want to tell everyone that they believe in God, that they love Him with all of their heart, and they want to follow Him everyday. "Well, I'm a little girl, and I can do that," she responded. She's spent the past 6 hours talking about being baptized and repeating over and over: "I believe God. I love Jesus with all my heart, and I'm going to follow Him all the days." "I want to get baptized now." We've told her we'll talk to the Pastors about it, but she keeps pressing, "Can you ask them now?"
It's just about the sweetest thing I've ever heard in my entire life. Yes. I've teared up over it, and my eyes are starting to water as I type this. I didn't grow up in church, and I didn't get saved until I was 19. I know that I have an awesome testimony about the power of God, but I've often heard my Pastors say that the greatest testimony they've ever heard is, "I've walked with God my entire life. I know no other way to live." How awesome is that? That's what we want for our children. Seeing that come to pass before our eyes is unfolding promise. At 3, Elsie's faith is already blossoming into something well beyond her years. I'm looking forward to her future!