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Madison gets dunked!

Posted Sep 24 2009 10:10pm

When Madison first asked to be baptized over a year ago, she called it getting dunked. It took me quite a while to figure out what she was talking about.

Madison: Mom, I want to get dunked.
Me: What?
Madison: I want to get dunked at church.
Me: By whom?
Madison: Pastor Frank like Leigha
Me: What??
Madison: You know in the pool where Logan splashed the choir.
Me: Aaaah, you want to be baptized.
Madison: Yup

Now, this was last year. I talked with her at length about what it meant to be baptized. I truly believed that she didn't get it yet. A few of her friends had recently been baptized. I felt that she really wanted to do it but didn't understand the significance of it. So, I made the unpopular decision to make her wait. I told her that she had to be 7 years old at least.

When VBS came around in July, I was surprised to hear her tell Mandy (my fellow VBS teacher) what it meant to be a Christian. So I decided to ask her again about what it meant to be baptized.

Me: Madison , what do you have to do to get into heaven?
Madison: Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
Me: What else?
Madison: nothing. The Bible says that once you ask Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior, you are saved. Jesus washes away all your sin.
Me: Have you prayed and asked Him to be your Lord and Savior?
Madison: Well , I asked him but I didn't pray.

So, I sent her out of the room with Mandy and another child that wanted to pray. She went through the ABC 's of becoming a Christian with them. Then they prayed together. Madison was so happy and I was too! One more member of the family of God! God is good all the time!

Btw, there was such a long delay in her coming forward to the church and the baptism because we had to wait for Michael aka Dad to have a Sunday off!
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