Fay (2 Apr 2011)
"Myra re Baptism"

 
Hi John and Doves,
 
Dear Myra - your post:-  http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/apr2011/jack41.htm
 
Short but so very sweet. I struggle to understand why so many get their knickers in a knot over physical 'traditions'. As believers, we KNOW when the Holy Spirit is truly guiding, loving and protecting us. Words cannot describe it. It happens over time. I was baptized in a swimming pool and I was not a happy bunny. I cried for hours. That was over 12 years ago. The physical baptism, in water, is certainly not what brought me close to our LORD. I had a wonderful Pastor, from America, who was one of the wisest men I know. He taught me the depth of the parable of the farmer who sowed the seed - did all the right things - but it is the LORD who makes that seed grow. This Pastor helped me see how we simply cannot judge other people - no matter what. Only the LORD knows what is in each individuals heart - how dare we presume to know anything about another person's heart? Or their personal relationship with the LORD? Woe betide us if we dare to try and judge others of the faith.
 
Have a wonderful weekend.
 
YSIC
 
Fay