June 25, 2008
Do You Accept Jesus?
My Dad did today! He was baptised today! At home! This was one of the issues that my parents wanted to get straight, having my Dad accept Jesus Christ as his Savior. Now, my Dad grew up in the Methodist church and was "sprinkled" when he was 12-years-old. This was done with a bunch of other 12-year-olds. His parents weren't present and he doesn't remember "all the details". Nothing was ever said about it since. Also, Dad was given his "last rites" way back when, when he was stationed in Germany in the 1950s. He was in a terrible motorcycle crash and was pronounced dead. The military Catholic chaplin gave him his "last rites". Well, Dad doesn't remember this either. Obviously, Dad didn't die. So for years Dad has been, as he says..."kinda out there".
One of Mom's biggest worries during this hospice experience was that Dad would remain "kinda out there". Mom grew up in the Church of Christ. Today their Pastor came over. Next thing I knew, Dad called me downstairs and asked me if I wanted to witness his baptism. OF COURSE!!!! Mom was absolutely beaming. Dad said she hasn't looked at him so "dreamy-eyed" in years. Since my mom is homebound, Dad was baptised here at their home...where they have raised their family since 1972!