Oh Happy Day

Matthew 3:16-17

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


This weekend God looked down, or up, or around the corner from wherever He abides and saw my beautiful granddaughter, Emma publicly acknowledging Him as her Lord and Savior in front of a crowd of friends and family by being baptized in the New River.


This was not a casual event for Emma. She is very shy, and doesn?t want to be in the spotlight. So a few weeks ago when she came home from Bible School and told her Mama that she had been saved, we were all of course excited, and relieved that she had made the most important decision she would ever make.


When the Spirit of God comes upon a person they can do miraculous things. God healed a woman with a twelve-year bleeding condition. Why, because she had faith. God took a sinner like Paul and converted him into the most influential evangelist this world will ever see. When God whispers to a nine-year old and they listen and obey, God can do mighty things with them too. I am so proud of Emma Brooke Jolly. There is no greater peace than knowing your loved ones will live with you eternally.


If you?ve never made the decision to give your heart to Jesus there will never be a better time than right at this moment. All you have to do is tell God that you believe His Son, Jesus was born of a virgin, died on a cross for our sins and rose from the tomb on the third day, and, is living with His Father in heaven. Just tell God that you?re a sinner and ask Him to forgive you. You don?t need drums rolls and fireworks, just come to Him as a child with a humble heart and ask for forgiveness.


As the year?s pass and time shortens I realize more and more everyday that we cannot put off until tomorrow what we need to do today. God doesn?t want us to wait until we?ve cleaned up our lives to turn our hearts over to Him. He wants us to come to Him just as we are, sorry sinners. We will never be perfect, not even after we?re saved, God knows that, that?s why He allowed His only begotten Son to suffer and die for us. God prepared a way for all to live forever, if we only believe.


In Matthew 3:17 as Jesus came up out of the water after John the Baptist baptized Him the heavens opened and God said, ?This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”rsz_baptized_1rsz_baptized_2 On Sunday September 1, 2013 God was watching as my precious granddaughter came up out of the water of the New River, and God said, ?This is my beloved daughter, Emma, in whom I am well pleased.?


Don?t put your day of salvation off. The time is now. Tomorrow may not come.

Oh Happy Day, when Jesus washed my sins away.

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Sherry Poindexter September 3, 2013 at 9:42 am

What a wonderful and exciting day this must have been for you and your family.

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