From Uncertainty to Security (Baptism)
I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
As we delight in God, we won't be able to contain the happiness and all we can do is to publicly proclaim our relationship with our Creator, our Lord and Savior! 23 newly baptized brothers and sisters boldly and publicly proclaim their love for the Lord as they share their stories in the past and how God is writing a better story for them today! We praise God for their lives, for taking them this far. As our tatay Mans said, 'Ang mahirap para sa matibay', our brothers and sisters went through a lot of hardships before they finally accepted Christ and boldly confessed their relationship with Him. Some of them were called losers, victims and even rebels but now champions and generals of Christ. Some were self righteous, had this I-don't-need God attitude but now are ready to serve God for the rest of their lives. There were some who were insecure but now boldly speaking in front of the crowd. From hopeless to hopeful and from sinful to a follower of Christ. These are just some of their stories and as we listened to their testimonies, we could see how God moved in their lives! They were once nobody but God has been working faithfully to turn them to become somebody who will make a history for God's glory! These maybe the story of most of us but what's more important than our past is our present and our future with God. This is just but the beginning, God has more in store for us! Laban lang ng laban!
We are all excited for what God will do next! Let's all be expectant for what God has planned for us individually and for us as a family, as a church!
(Baptism was held June 9, 2014 at Horizon Ministries)
By: Riegene Marmeto