We actually get to see how 2 things work today. The later of the 2 being my new camera. And the more important being Markell's new walk with Jesus Christ. He has been going to Marque for a little over a year now trying to find out what he needed to do to get baptized. Being the wonderful role model and mentor that Marque is to Markell, he "showed him the ropes", so to speak. Since shortly after his birth, Markell has attended church with us and when he got old enough, started attending Sunday School. Thankfully, he LOVES it. And has always enjoyed his teachers the the lessons. His current class was a little different though. His teachers, Mike & Pat Cahill have known our family since before Markell came along. So they really took him under their wings. In this class is where Markell saw a greater need for his salvation. So, a few weeks ago, he went to Marque and told him he was ready to accept Christ into his life and in turn, wanted to be baptized. Together, Markell and Marque prayed and Markell accepted Jesus as his savior. The following Sunday, after church, the 2 went to speak with someone to see when Markell could get baptized. January 8th at 1pm was the date & time of this blessed event. So today, as planned/scheduled, Markell was baptized. His teachers, Mike & Pat Cahill were even there to share in the celebration.
Now, as mentioned above, this was also an opportunity for me to try out my new camera. The pictures didn't come out as well as I had hoped. But I was glad that I was able to capture the memory of Markell's baptisim.
"For by grace have you been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God."