From the Ranch

From the Ranch

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

We Had Such a Blessed Easter

Even though my best friend was hospitalized at the last moment, Jared and Heather were unable to come, and we had such big plans for Easter, we had such blessing all day long.  Our Son-Boy, Brian, was baptized again as a personal commitment of  surrender of all his life to the Lord.  He had been baptized when he was 15, but since surrendering to preach, he has felt a need to reconsecrate his life publicly.  In his testimony he was careful to state he didn't believe in repeated baptism, but he felt he had "compartmentalized"  his life previously, behaving one way with college friends, and another at church.  He said he felt he really was not a "born again" Christian, but had embraced the faith as a "fire escape," wanting to "avoid hell," rather than "live for God."  It was an intensely personal decision, and it was between he and the Lord, and it really blessed my heart.  Needless to say, his father and I are very proud of him.  


   It was a beautiful day at the ranch, and we had dawned our best to celebrate the Resurrection.  We had prayed for my friend Brenda, who had experienced unrelenting pain that had sent her to the emergency room at a local hospital to make certain that it was not a heart attack.  By the end of the day we had received the news that it was a pulled muscle, rather than the much worse diagnosis we had feared.  We spent much of the day resting, as Randy, Brian, Willie, and the rest of the kids had spent all of Saturday working at the rent house in League City.  God is good, and His love endures forever.