February 19, 2014

Rejoicing Yet Again!

Austin was baptized two and a half years ago,
and we rejoiced in the goodness of our Great God.

Then, six months later, Calvin was baptized,
and we rejoiced again.

This past Sunday, Fraser was baptized, 

and we are rejoicing yet again.

God is so infinitely good and gracious and merciful.
He saves.  He receives all the glory.  It is His work.
We are so grateful that He is leading our children unto Himself.

Baptism doesn't impart righteousness to the believer.
Rather, it is an outward display of the inward work that has already transpired.
It is a public testimony and profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  
How precious it is to witness the Lord's people following Him in this tangible way.

As parents, there is no greater joy in all this world
than to observe in our children the desire to follow and serve the Lord.
Nothing thrills our hearts more than to know that they will spend all of
eternity with Him.  It is absolutely the greatest thing of all.

We rejoiced to hear the testimony of our Fraser
as he shared with us how his hope and trust is in Christ alone.

Being submerged under the water and raised up out of it symbolizes
 the individual's identification with the Lord Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection.
When Fraser became a Christian, that is exactly what happened in the spiritual sense.
The Lord removed his spiritually stony heart and gave him a heart of flesh.
When we come to the Lord in repentance and faith, 
we die to self and the world, and are raised up to live in newness of life for Him.

Our lives are not our own.  We have been bought with a price.

We ought to live solely and alone for His glory and honour ~ 
by His great grace and mercy.  Until He calls us Home.

Truly, there is nothing more wonderful than that.

Nothing at all.

Many Blessings,

**Photos courtesy of our Calvin ~ 

Thank you my love!  XO


Patty said...

Such a wonderful, wonderful time!

Angela said...

Praise the Lord for Fraser's public declaration of faith. May God bless Him richly as he lives this out.

Julia said...

oh Praise the Lord, Camille! I'm rejoicing with you! Their decision to be baptized DOES reflect on the personal walk they see with their parents though. Good job on being a great example to your family XO

Dianna said...

Rejoicing with you and your family, Camille!

Patrinas Pencil said...

rejoicing with Fraser in like-mindedness. Rejoicing with the family in the JOY of the Lord. The Joy of the Lord...in this moment and all those that follow...will continue to be your strength.

blessings to you all

little sis said...

Rejoicing with you!!!

Donna said...

I know you are rejoicing and so proud!! God is good!

Sun Valley Homestead said...

Praise God. Rejoicing with you as this such a pivotal moment in their lives for Christ.


Linda said...

Rejoicing with you dear Camille and your family!
Love and hugs.

Maryann said...

Rejoicing with your family Camille, you are so right, there is no greater joy for a parent then to see their children follow and serve the Lord, no greater joy!
Blessings and Hugs!

Schwarzen Family Missions/To Sow a Seed said...

What a testimony to God's amazing faithfulness to us all!

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
Praise the Lord! We rejoice with you too! Thanks for sharing this on your post.
In His Grace,

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Congratulations!!! That is awesome :)

Camille said...

Dear Patty ~ How very true! God is so very, very good. :)

Dear Angela ~ Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Yes, may the Lord daily give His grace to live for Him! :)

Dear Julia ~ I appreciate your sweet words my friend. Truly, the Lord is so good to us, isn't He? :)

Dear Dianna ~ Thank you my friend...thank you! :)

Dear Patrina ~ Yes, may He continually be our portion. Many blessings to you! :)

Dear Leanna ~ Thank you so very much! Hugs to you. :)

Dear Donna ~ Yes, indeed...He is so very, very good! :)

Dear Connie ~ Thank you for rejoicing with me my friend. Hugs. :)

Dear Linda ~ Thank you my friend! Love and hugs to you, too! :)

Dear Maryann ~ No greater joy in all the world...so true! Thank you for rejoicing with us. :)

Dear Heather ~ He truly is good...all of the time! :)

Dear Sandy ~ Thank you my sweet friend. Hugs to you all! :)

Dear Stacie ~ The Lord is so very good to us, isn't He? I know you see His loving hand upon you and yours as well...what a blessing! :)

With love,

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

How wonderful! Congratulations, Fraser!

Camille said...

Dear Jackie ~ Thank you my sweet friend. Hugs to you! Camille

Lisa said...

Such a beautiful post, and what a sweet boy you have. I'll never forget that time I read about Austin's baptism, and what it did for me. So grateful for your beautiful family!! Love you guys so much!

Camille said...

Dear Lisa ~ How great and wonderful our Saviour is!! Thank you so much for loving us...we love you all as well. How precious it is to look back and see how the Lord brought our families together. He is so Good! Much Love, Camille