I want to share my momma’s joy with you. At our church‘s recent Girls Encounter, my youngest daughter, Lily, was baptized. What a glorious day!
Afterwards, she related her experience with me in these words: “When I got baptized, it felt like someone grabbed my sins and turned everything around.”
Wasn’t that a wonderfully apt description? I eagerly shared with her that I was baptized at the same age as she, nine years old. We had rich fellowship, talking together about walking with Jesus.
At the Encounter, she heard teachings about following Him with her whole heart. “I am also learning to forgive,” she added thoughtfully, reflecting on her time there.
When she got home, she was upset when she realized that she had left her new Bible on the retreat grounds. This was her first Bible and very special to her. (You can read the story about how the Lord provided that special Bible here).
The next morning, she came into my room with a puzzled and pleased expression on her face. “Mom!” she said, “My Bible that I left at the Encounter… this morning when I woke up, somehow it was back in my room!“
That was several weeks ago. To this day, neither of us know how that Bible got back home. But we sure are glad our heavenly Father looks after every detail that matters to us ☺️❤️.
Today as I am reflecting on all of this, a Scripture comes mind: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” (3 John 4, NIV).
Honestly, I couldn’t say it better than that!
Can you relate to what 3 John 4 expresses?