It is always an extra special Sunday when we get to see someone take the step of Baptism and celebrate them together as a church family. It is such a powerful moment as we come together and see someone take this momentous step in their faith.
The Story Team recently sat down with Nick to learn a little bit more about his journey to baptism and what it has meant to him.
Story Team: What was the feeling like when you got baptized?
Nick: It was a glow. Like God was smiling down on me. Like He awoke something that He’s been trying to ignite for a long time. He has always lived in me, and this felt like lighting the fire to burn down all of who I used to be and emerging from that a new person.
Similar to Paul saying burn your old clothes….it felt like that. I felt his warmth in my heart and it’s been so powerful.
Story Team: Who was up there with you?
Nick: My mom, dad, sister, brother, brother-in-law, Chris & Anthony, and three of my friends from my Dinner Group.
Story Team: For another Hoboken Grace community member who may be thinking about taking this step, what would you say to them?
Nick: God is calling you. Pick up the call. It’s changed my life.
If I want to be less dramatic I would say that it’s so special to do something like this for God in front of people who have helped change my life for the better.
To be able to do that feels like saying “Yes God! I proclaim Your power and love for me. I accept You, I want You. You are all I need. Come live in me, through me, and for me.”
It feels nice to do that for Him who does all for us.
Story Team: What made you take the step of baptism?
Nick: John Milius and Anthony, two of Hoboken Grace’s staff members played a huge role for me.
God calling me. I’ve felt for some time He’s calling me toward His purpose, to spread His word, to share His light that He so graciously pours into me on a daily basis.
John made the suggestion, and I had thought about it a few times having witnessed a few at Hoboken Grace over these months since joining the church.
I am so very glad I did.
If you have any questions about baptism, ‘What is Baptism‘ is held after every service on the first Sunday of the month!