When Your Sins Are Grabbed Away

Lily’s Baptism

“For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.” (Rom. 6:4, NLT).

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?

4 thoughts on “When Your Sins Are Grabbed Away

  1. Beautiful! Praise God!!

    Yes!! I can relate: with my girls and watching God work so gently in their hearts, as He’s compelled me to surrender them into His hands in unexpected ways.

    The verse that I am taking ahold of for them is:

    Isaiah 54:13 ESV
    All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

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  2. What a joy to see Lily getting baptize as a mom I can relate!
    Now that my children are older they phase the challenge of staying faithful to Jesus and walking in the truth. It has been difficult after their father divorced me and everything that happened has left my kids somehow wondered. I stand in the word of God that says to teach a child in the way he should go and he should not depart from it. I believe my children love the Lord, and my prayers continue for complete healing of their mind and soul and that their eyes are open to the truth. For them to be strong and to stand against the lies and deceptive ways their father has used to manipulate them, and twist the truth.
    I know the Lord hears my prayer his ears are attentive to my cry. God bless you!


    1. In Jesus’ name, declaring all the promises of the Lord with you over your precious children, Susy! In strong faith and agreement that when they are old they will not depart from it. Love you very much! (Catching up now on blog comments after a super busy stretch hosting our missions teams). Sending a very big hug!


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