We joined our new church! *applause*
The Man and I took the new member's class and officially joined our church before Christmas. There isn't much else to say about that, but I wanted to share because I'm ridiculously happy about it. What I can say though, is that the Man and I are considering being baptism. We were both baptized as babies, he when he was 3 days old, since he was a preemie and they didn't know if he would survive. I was baptized in my grandmother's Presbyterian church when I was a month or so old.
So if we were baptized as babies, why are we considering doing it again? Because the Bible says that we should. (Acts 2:38) I've believed in Jesus as my Savior since I was 5 years old, and I recommitted my life to him after the Princess was born. But my baptism came before that, and it had very little to do with me really. The Man accepted Jesus around 8 years ago, and he appears more ready to be baptized than I do, which is surprising if you know us. I think my one hang-up is that in my mind I see baptism as something that new believers do, and I'm not a 'new' believer. In addition, we've just come out of many years in a Presbyterian church that did not allow you to be re-baptized if you had been baptized as a baby. Having seen an elder be removed from Session after she violated that rule, I admit to feeling a bit squirmy about taking this step. I know that it's not really based on anything other than my own squirreleyness. (That is too a word!) I do feel as if He is drawing us to make this public proclamation, and really, what chance do I have in resisting the Almighty?