Raised To New Life

Carter started asking me about the details of Christianity a few years ago.
A little over a year ago he began asking me what exactly it meant to be a Christian.
He decided that yes, he did want to make a commitment to God that he would try to live a Christ-like life.
But he wasn’t quite ready to make that commitment in front of other people.

He and Lydia share a room and she listened intently to what we were saying.
She’s a quiet thinker, but I could see the wheels turning.
A few months later, she started asking questions as well.
Some really hard questions.
(I told you she was a thinker.)

Then this summer Lydia went to a summer music camp at another local church.
She loved the music and we listened to it on repeat for months.
(It’s still in rotation, but we don’t listen to it every day.)
What I really loved about this musical is that almost every song is straight from scripture.
My children have all (even the baby) learned a handful of verses through music.
What better way to learn about God than through music?

Soon after camp was over, the questions began again; this time about baptism.
A few weeks later, two of their friends joined our church.
The week after that another friend (the sister of the first two) joined.
And their enthusiasm was contagious.
Now that they’d seen the others go before the church, it wasn’t quite as scary any more.
Carter joined one week.
Lydia the next.

This past Sunday, they were all baptized.



I am proud of them.
I am excited for them.
I am inspired by them.


4 Responses to Raised To New Life
  1. Kimberly
    October 5, 2012 | 10:18 am

    love the one with his hand starting to wave, looking out at family, I assume? and the one of her with that smile- too sweet! so happy we could be there to share it 🙂

  2. Traci
    October 5, 2012 | 10:30 am

    That is the way that whole ehristianity “thing” is supposed to work. Others are supposed to be “wanting to be like them” which is Christ-like. So glad that the bigs and the littles get to be around Christ-like people so that they can make an informed decision to also be “Christ-like”. Yeah for you and Doc! Yeah for them!

  3. Felisha
    October 5, 2012 | 5:18 pm

    I am so proud of your bigs for such a big decision. I know they have had a wonderful example set before them. I just hate I missed that beautiful ceramony. Please give them my love.

  4. CathyMartin
    October 5, 2012 | 6:46 pm

    I too am so proud of them. They are starting on an incredible journey as a Christian. I pray I will be the example I should be for them.