Preaching is hard. Not just the actual 20-minute delivery of a sermon, or the time it takes to write the sermon in the first place. I mean the life. I don’t want to complain, because I know there are a lot of people who have hard jobs and who work till they ache physically, so that’s not what this is about. All I’m saying is it’s hard okay? It can be mentally and emotionally exhausting and I’m sure every preacher has had those “Maybe I should just go work at Sonic…” moments.
But every now and then there are those moments that make the hard times all worth it.
Yesterday after Bible class a young lady named Emily Underwood came up to me, wanting to talk about her relationship with God. If you don’t know Emily, she’s someone who has been visiting us here at Guy for the past several weeks. She’s a sweet and kind person and in talking with her, it’s clear she’s someone who wants to do right by God for the rest of her life.
Last night I was honored to baptize her into Christ, for the remission of her sins (Acts 2:38). Welcome your new sister in Christ and rejoice with the angels and with God in Heaven that His kingdom has grown by one more soul.
I look forward to being her preacher and helping her learn more about God’s Word so that she can grow in faith and in knowledge of the Lord. Right now she’s only just started her new life (Romans 6). She’s been born again (John 3:3-5). This is a new beginning, and isn’t that so exciting!
Oh happy day!