After much discussion and prayer, with family and close friends, we decided we were ready to accept the Holy Spirit into our lives. We knew we could not be Holy on our own. We understood that Jesus commands us to be baptized as well as Jesus was baptized himself! We really felt that by being baptized it was showing our loyalty and commitment to Jesus. It is really an outward testimony of the inward change in our hearts and lives.
When we were baptized, we are visually preaching the gospel. This is what I remember from our baptism:
1. In the water, symbolized Jesus dying on the cross
2. Being lowered into the water, symbolized Jesus being buried in the tomb
3. Being raised from the water, symbolized Jesus rising from the dead
What an amazing day for all of us! (Best. Day. Ever.)