In the rural south, a familiar and popular song tells of the circle of faith a family shares, securing their eternal home as a family. “Will the Circle Be Unbroken” has been recorded many times, and is a haunting reminder of whether or not family members will be reunited in “a better home a-waitin’ in the sky, Lord, in the sky”…
This past Thursday my beautiful daughter completed the circle for our family by recognizing Jesus Christ’s authority and asking Him to come into her heart, forgiving her and securing her place in heaven. That is my joyfully tearful translation of her thoughts, and I could not be happier for her! Submitting to any authority is a difficult idea in today’s society. And while my wife, my son and I have all submitted to the authority of Christ, we wished for our little princess to make that decision on her own, by herself, in her own time.
This morning in the early worship service my precious daughter walked down to the front of the church to tell our beloved Pastor. He celebrated with her, confirmed her decision, and prayed with her. According to the teachings of Jesus Christ, my precious daughter is now a new creature, having been cleansed of all unrighteousness. And she will learn to live in joy, in peace, in celebration as she learns more about what Jesus taught, why He came, and why He is coming again. As a Christian, it doesn’t get any better than this…. except to have the privilege to perform her baptism ceremony! Now our family circle is unbroken……..Amen and Amen! Hallelujah!
Life is good….