Monday, April 25, 2011

Megan's Birthday Blessing

Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings. (It's a Wonderful Life)

While that is a lovely sentiment, I can't say that there's any truth to it. What I do know for sure, though, is that there is a Heavenly celebration every time someone comes to the Kingdom. (see Luke 15:10) Each time a person prays for salvation, God and His angels have a big ol' party. And I believe that when those people take the next step in their walk of faith - baptism - the party just continues.

There was a rockin' out party in Heaven yesterday for my girl Megan! And my mother heart nearly burst with joy. Because in spite of our struggles as a family, and in spite of the fact that I often feel I'm not doing enough to teach them the ways of the Lord, God has been revealing a beautiful treasure. He's given us the treasure of a Godly heritage.

This is the verse of blessing I shared with Megan, not only for her baptism but also for her upcoming birthday...

Megan, may you grow in the grace and knowledge of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
May your life, Megan, give Him glory both now and forever.
~ 2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)


  1. Truly glorious! And you and Pat are doing such an awesome job of building that heritage. Praise be to God.

    Love you,
    Frieda - proud Grandma, proud mom.

  2. Joy in heaven, joy on earth, joy in my heart. Megan, you put a great big smile on Jesus' face.

  3. We had baptisms at our church yesterday too . . . it always makes me cry. Especially when kids are baptized . . . that sweet young faith. Congratulations on such a special moment for your family.


  4. Aw I wish I was able to see this!! Such an exciting time! I was helping in the 2 year old room yesterday! Congrats!!

  5. Congratulations Megan!!!

    Such a wonderful moment indeed...

    Gabriel was baptized this past palm Sunday...and it was a celebration indeed!

    Your doing a great job Tyler!!


  6. Awesome! So rewarding to see your children choose to live their life for Jesus!!

    Is that Allan Andrus in one of those pictures? He is Dave's Uncle, you guys must go to the church he Pastors.

  7. Thanks everyone! It was so wonderful!

    Karalee - yes, Al is our church's Lead Pastor. :) Didn't even make the connection!


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