Coming from a single-parent family my parent worked hard to provide for the home. I accepted Christ at the age of 9 and it was the single most important decision I have ever made. Since then God has always carried me through the darkest periods of my life. He has been my comfort and solace in my loneliness. I know it pleases Him when I make difficult but “right” decisions. I do all this because I know he died on the cross for my sins. 

The idea of baptism was to me a customary action. Surely God knew of my faith in him and I never felt the need to openly declare my faith. But as I grew older and am now in my mid-30s, I now truly understand the gospel and Jesus’ sacrifice for me. I realize it would be selfish of me to keep my relationship with Jesus private. 

I have a good husband and 2 beautiful young children who are not yet believers. I think of how much I want to lead an example of a Christian life before them. How do I lead my family if I do not declare myself as a follower of God? What would become of them if I am not around one day? How would non-Christians view me, if I claim to be a follower of Jesus but have not obeyed God’s will in baptism? 

Although I fear being mocked and scorned by others for declaring my faith in Jesus. I know I need to trust in Him. This is the least I can do for my Saviour knowing that He died for me. Thank God for this right opportunity. Thank You Gospel Light.