On July 26th 2009, I had the honor of baptizing my 8 yr old daughter Audrey. This was a decision that had been in the making for several months as Audrey had started asking us questions, as well as her Sunday School teachers and youth leaders. Over those several months it was amazing to see how Audrey's faith firmed up and her decision to act on that faith became very strong.
Proverbs 22:6 tells us to "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." Katie and I will not take credit for this because that all goes to God. But there are several people in Audrey's life that had a part in her decision. Don't discount the impact that you have on the young people around you, because the littlest things can make the biggest difference.
On Sunday night the 26th, with family and friends watching our little Miss Audrey became our sister in Christ. As a Dad there are certain milestones that happen in your childrens lives that you will cherish forever. This was one of them for me. I told Audrey this is the beginning of a new life and a closer walk with Jesus. As parents and friends we need to support her, as well as all the other new Christians in our lives. Pray for them and mentor them. Thank you for letting me share this with you today and please keep Audrey in your prayers as she begins her walk with Christ.