A few days ago, I was blessed to baptize a dear friend of mine. When she first asked me, my first reaction was to say that I was not qualified. However, upon prayer and reflection, God showed me this line of thinking was not correct. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gave His Disciples the Great Commission saying, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

As believers in Christ, each one of us has a responsibility to “go and make disciples, and to baptize“! This passage does not specify that those who do the baptizing must be a pastor, a priest, or, an ordained minister. When asked by someone who wishes to outwardly make this public profession of faith, as Disciples of Christ, we are to be humbled and obedient to the Kingdom. This is a great honor to Christ when we take up the work that He asks us to do for Him.

I was so honored to do this for my precious friend. It was extremely emotional. And, the elation of her coming up out of the water was truly beautiful. This was a blessing for my entire family and her husband to witness. It is a day I shall never forget.