Friday, January 20, 2017

Adopted again

A few Sunday's ago, 
during service, 
Hagan got off his chair, which is very difficult for him,
and with crazy excitement went to Dad.
Grabbed his knee and said,
"I want to be baptized!"

I was sitting infront of Dad, as our family is too large for one row. 
Seeing Hagan rush to Dad, 
thinking Hagan must have needed help with something...

Bryan and I turned to each other with huge smiles! 
"Awesome buddy, 
Let's talk after church!"
Hagan skipped back to his seat, 
and all but hopped into his chair
(very difficult to do in his brace,)

Bryan and I shared a look of excitement and also 
a giggle and a look of,
"okay, how do we make this happen!"

You see, we practice immersion baptism,
and well, Hagan can't get his brace wet
and he can't be without it and be vertical.
Best dilemma to have,
who cares,

We talked to Hagan over the next few days 
and on January 10th, 2017
Hagan prayed and asked Jesus into his heart!
Hagan wants to live for Jesus!
He knows that Jesus came to bear our sins, 
and offer us the gift of eternal salvation. 
John 3:16
For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only son to die.
That whoever believes in him should not perish
but, have everlasting life! 

I have to tell you, 
Hagan has changed since that sweet evening. 
He is still the sweet kiddo that he was, 
But there is something more...

Hagan has an inner joy now! 
He has a peace! 
He has a kindness 
that is only from the Holy Spirit! 

Next step is to get our boy baptism! 
Believe me we are not legalistic in our beliefs! 
No waiting for Hagan to get out of his brace, 
could be another 11 months! 

Adopted once into the Anderson family,
adopted again into the family of God! 
Praise God! 

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