Logan's Baptism Story
If you are a parent with a child who has been asking about baptism or may be ready to be baptized this Easter, we sought out to share with you wisdom from a family that has already wrestled with and answered the question, "is my child ready for baptism?"
Two years ago, on Easter, Logan was baptized. We sat down with him and his dad to talk about his experience. Watch this short video below to see just how God prepared Logan's heart for this testament of faith, and how his parents knew he was ready for this monumental moment.
Talking with your kids at home -
Some of you may just be starting to talk to your kids about baptism and some of you may have kids who have already chosen to follow Jesus and be baptized. Wherever you are in this journey of discipling your children, I hope that you are encouraged by hearing this story.
Pastor Daniel gave us some great examples of how to approach baptism with our children. He listened to Logan's questions and taught what baptism was, he waited patiently for the Lord to give Logan the desire to be baptized, and was affirming and supportive of Logan when he was ready to be baptized.
Like Logan, many of the kids in our older classes have professed that they are Christians and desire to be baptized. We know that the best choice our children can make is to follow Jesus and receive salvation through Him! As you teach your children more of what it looks like to follow and obey Christ, I hope that you will lean into the Lord and keep trusting Him to guide your conversations about being a disciple. Be patient on the Lord's timing and give yourself some grace as you learn how to approach the subject. You don't have to do things perfectly, you just need to give it a try and trust God with the rest.
Only the Lord knows who will be saved and how our days will go. Everyones's story will be different, and that is such a beautiful thing. God has perfectly and strategically planned your child's story, and He promises to be with you always. Continue to trust Jesus with your child(ren) and do not be discouraged if your child just does not yet seem ready, or has not yet decided to follow the Lord. The Holy Spirit will help you as you look to Jesus as your strength and guide to discipling your children.
"May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen."
If you would like more support in how to talk to your children about faith or baptism please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to pray with you and offer support and encouragement in any way possible.