Nov 21, 2008

The Baptism of Princess Sunshine












Sharing a moment of great joy with you...Princess Sunshine (9) told us this summer, that she'd like to be baptised. We wait for our kids to come to us on their own. We had been praying for our Miss Sunshine for many years. She had so much fear, honestly I wasn't sure when she'd be ready.
The day of our annual church picnic, her Uncle David, who is also one of our 4 Pastors, baptised our sweet girl. I don't know if you heard them, but chains fell off her...stepping out and trusting God has brought her one step further along her path of faith. You can imagine, my Knight and I rejoiced and are rejoicing greatly.

No one should have to live under the shame of child abuse and neglect. Our God is a healing God, we just need to come to the point where we can put ourselves into His loving arms.

Princess Sunshine came out of that water a new girl-

How great is our God.

19 comments:

ElleBee said...

What a wonderful, sweet story! I'm sure you are rejoicing for Princess Sunshine. She is so blessed that God placed her in your loving family, and it sounds like you're just as blessed by her presence.

The Arthur Clan said...

Reading this post brought tears to my eyes Kimmie...what an act of faith your daughter has taken. I can't even imagine how happy you all were that day!

We are also waiting for our children to come to us about their baptism when they are ready. I pray for them often about this.

Stephanie said...

What a sweet girl...what a loving family...what an AWESOME God!

Renata said...

This brings tears to my eyes - what a wonderful blessing she is. I love the wisdom you have to wait until your children come to you & ask to be baptised - I hope to do the same thing with my children. Praise God for His precious Princess Sunshine!

Nikki said...

How precious!

Bobbie-Jo said...

So beautiful. Baptisms make me cry more than any other life ceremony.

Any movement on a ticket for her?

julie said...

This made me cry. God is indeed GOOD.

HandsRaisedToHeaven said...

Praising God for His continued work in your beautiful daughter!

Stephanie said...

**Tears streaming**
I just couldn't help but notice the joy on her face as she walked out of the water. Praise God! He's cool like that! :-)

Amrita said...

That is wonderful, she looks like a little angel

Duckygirl said...

That is wonderful! There are tears in my eyes...glorious tears of happiness :)

-Laura

Emily said...

Welcome SISTER. :)

Shawnda said...

That gave me chills! PRAISE GOD! Her chains are gone - she's been set free, her God, her Savior has rescused her!!! Praise Him, oh rejoicing with you!

Jill said...

Wonderful!

Michelle said...

Look at her face! That smile tells it all.

Anonymous said...

Oh, shouting PRAISES from here. God bless her always...
How glowing she looks!
My son is 11 and we're still waiting. He is very shy in front of people and is uncomfortable getting his face wet. So, we continue to pray!
Rejoicing with you!
KH

mom said...

Yes, this would definitely qualify as a moment of great joy! Beauty from ashes and proof of how incredible our God is!

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Lindsay-ann said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful event. She looks so happy.
Lindsay

Luke said...

Absolutely fantastic! Wonderful. Thanks for sharing the joy.

~Luke

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