12/6/13

Ready or Not

It was just last Tuesday that we were explaining to our new friend what baptism is.

Outward symbol, inward change...all that

This is the biggest area that people struggle with.

This is where families will say "No, don't do that. We're Buddhist"

Rin immediately said "Ok. I want to do this. Can we do it Thursday?"

And who are we to say "no"?

As it happened, when Thursday came, it was decided that I would get the opportunity to baptize him. 

Try as I might, it was a very difficult thing to make the whole thing about God, and not about my fear. 

I was scared I'd say the wrong words, not know how to put my hands..I was plagued with all sorts of thoughts. 

But by the grace of God, Rin was baptized. We can argue there were better things to say, better things to do, but to linger on that would to discount the work that God has done, is doing, and will do in Rin's life. 

Even if we don't get it perfect.
Especially when we don't get it perfect.

Because that's the whole point. 

Praise God! 
Rin has a new life!
If you ever once prayed for him, me, or Thailand.
You were a big part of this. 

Thank you for praying.