One year ago today, July 21st, I was baptized on the Jersey Shore in the Atlantic Ocean. This was my public declaration of the work God had done in my heart–that I was now His daughter, beloved and saved because He moved me to trust in Christ’s death on the cross. I was so blessed to be able to share that experience with some of my most treasured people in one of my favorite places. I am so grateful for the work Jesus has done in my life since then (and before and during, too!). Today I celebrate and remember that I have been washed clean and forgiven by the most beautiful and holy God of the universe. HALLELUJAH!!
Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.