The most wonderful news!

Today, on Father’s Day of all days, BOTH my children went forward to make their confessions of faith, ask Jesus to take away their sins, and be baptized.  Words cannot express how I feel.

You may recall my daughter is special needs. She does not fully understand what it’s all about, but SHE made this decision all on her own. No one prompted her or persuaded her and she did it independent of her brother. God knows her better than I do and we were not about to dissuade her, as she will likely never fully understand.

My son is 6 but he approached me and told me he wanted to “trust and obey Jesus and be baptized “. I asked him a few questions and he understood as well as anybody. My dad, the man in the video who baptized them, spoke with them both beforehand.

To say I’m proud would be an understatement.

Great Songs of the Church-Low in the Grave He lay (He Arose!)

One of the best loved hymns for Resurrection Day, it was written by Robert Lowry in 1874.

1 Low in the grave He lay—
  Jesus my Savior!
Waiting the coming day—
  Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o’er His foes
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
  Hallelujah! Christ arose!

2 Vainly they watch His bed—
  Jesus, my Savior!
Vainly they seal the dead—
  Jesus my Lord!

3 Death cannot keep his prey—
  Jesus, my Savior!
He tore the bars away—
  Jesus my Lord!     
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He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!!