Several months ago, Philip questioned the significance of baptism and its importance to the believers of Christ. Since that span of time, he has learned more on baptism. He came to us a few weeks ago with tears in his eyes saying, "I want to be baptized, I want to be filled with the Spirit, and walk in the Spirit. I want to obey the command of God."
After much discussion with him, and all the grandparents and our Pastor, it was decided that Philip will be baptized on Sunday. I initially had some doubt as to whether he was ready. But as I listened to him talk to Santhosh discussing his own sinful nature, and how he desired to be like Jesus, I knew he was ready.
One of my friends was commenting on baptism, how we are "putting on Christ." I couldn't help but pray, Philip will be "putting on Christ." I pray for the display of perfect healing for Philip, his spine and his breathing issues. I pray that not only in the spiritual sense he is a new creation, but also in the phsycial realm, we will see with our own eyes, a new creation.
Please keep the service in prayer, as many of our precious youth will follow the Lord's command regarding baptism. May the Lord be glorified!!