1. This happened yesterday.
Our 11 year old got baptized in Jesus' name. Such rejoicing and joy! It was his choice alone. He'd been asking to for quite some time. Just wanted to make sure he was at a place where he was ready and understood the choice he was making. My cousin called me yesterday afternoon and said her daughter saw my post about his baptism on Instagram and had quite a few questions about baptism and why he did it. When asked if she wanted to get baptized too, she said no, but then quickly changed her answer to yes. Amazing how one act of obedience can have a ripple effect like that.
2. This quote.
"Some knowledge is too heavy...you cannot bear it...your Father will carry it until you are able.”
― Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
3. This blog post.
The Gospel of Genesis 13: 'It’s impossible for us to empty ourselves because we’re constantly so full of ourselves. None of us can give up everything. Before Christ, we are sinners — dead and full of utter need. But even after Christ has justified us, until he comes back to vanquish sin finally and fully, we still wrestle with our sin. We are sinner-saints. So some days we’re the Abram of Genesis 13 but most days we’re the Abram of Genesis 12."