Travel Log # 7 Part 14 Jordan River, Baptized 1998

Baptism is an outward expression of an inward experience. Acts 2:38 & 39                       38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

Jerry wanted to be baptized in the Jordan River. He was baptized when he was a teenager, but to be baptized in the Jordan River… Oh what a privilege that would be. Jesus was baptized in this very Jordan River, we don’t know the location but it was this river. I had been baptized as an adult many years earlier and just didn’t want to do it again, even if it was the Jordan River. So it was decided, Jerry would be baptized and I wouldn’t.  At the last minute it was announced that couples could be baptized together! Together? Oh, well, that put a whole new light on it. Jerry and I looked at each other and suddenly I knew I wanted to be baptized with him. So here we are: Dr. Williams, Jerry, me and Pastor Dave.

It was like we renewed our commitment to God and to each other! A day neither of us will ever forget.

About allinadayofme

I can't believe I'm in old age! I'm now in my eighties! I'm a child of God, wife to one, mother to five, grandmother to 15 plus two granddaughters-in-law! I'm a great-grandma now! I'm a sister, aunt, cousin, friend and neighbor. I'm a housewife and former ESL tutor. I love reading and writing. I've just retired from writing and editing a newsletter, Prime Time News, for seniors. I love genealogy, traveling, birds and animals, blogging and taking pictures.
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