My dear friend, Steven invited Tony and I to his baptism and we were absolutely overjoyed to be there today. Steven and I have been friends since high school. As we have grown up and gone our separate ways we have remained great friends partly because of the faith we share for Jesus Christ. I had the honor in being a part of his day and was once again reminded of the LOVE that Jesus has for His children.
Baptism is an important part of the Christian tradition. It represents the shedding of one's old life (a life without a relationship with God) and being reborn into a covenant with God. As Steven was being baptized, the pastor made it clear that Steven was already serving God and in a relationship with Him- that being washed clean in water was only the symbolic gesture of Steven's commitment to living a new life with God in the driver's seat.
As a Christian, it is so important to watch my friends and family grow their relationship with the Lord. I am so blessed to have a friend like Steven who shares my belief in God. As we continue to seek Him in our own lives, we will have a buddy to share our faith, struggles, and prayer requests along the way.