Sunday, February 10, 2008

Never Let Go

Today Makenna was baptized. She made a decision a few years ago to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, but was nervous about being baptized. And we did not want to push her at all, we wanted it to be a decision that she felt comfortable with and we wanted to be sure that she understood what it means to be a christian. She went in and spoke to our childrens pastor last month and decided she was ready to show all her friends and family that she was a believer by following in obedience of baptism. I was really shocked how calm she was and I know it was just because she was so sure that our Heavenly Father was speaking to her to do this.
After she was "dunked" (hehe) we came out for worship service and we sang this song, "Never let Go." I really love it and while singing it today I was reminded of this promise that God has made to Makenna as she has made this decision. No matter what, because Jesus lives in her heart, He will never let go of her. She is His, forever! Our oldest daughter, the big sister, the oldest grandaughter, niece, cousin and friend. But first and always a Daughter of the King of Kings. I am so proud of her and the testimony she has in her life. I am thankful for the Christian Heritage that Mark & I both come from, Parents, Grandparents and Great Grandparents that "Never let go" of that light of Jesus. My prayer for Makenna is that she will hold on to that and walk strongly and boldly in the Love of our Father. That her heartbeat will always be to serve Him and that she will Never let Go of His light no matter what.


Finally a Family of Four said...

Makenna looks so grown up and mature in these pictures. The word peaceful comes to mind as well.
Be proud of your oldest daughter, she is special.


the gove family said...

Way to go, Makenna! You are a truly beautiful Princess :) I hope to be able to meet you in person someday==your mom does such a lovely job of portaying you, sometimes I feel as though I already have!