A man standing in a field looking over the farmed lands in the valley below. The words of Matthew 28:19-20, the Great Commission, which tells us to baptize in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Yesterday, one of my grandsons was baptized.

About a month ago, this quiet 9-year-old boy decided he wanted to go to church. So, he got up the following Sunday and walked to the nearest church. Last Sunday, during the invitation, he went forward and professed Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. It all happened so fast.

Isn’t our God awesome?! He is working through our youth. He is preparing the next generation to go out and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19). If you’ll remember, on Palm Sunday, I witnessed seven young people being baptized and another responding to the invitation. I can just feel God’s presence all around me. It is so incredible!

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Matthew 28:16-20 NKJV

Father, we praise You and worship You. Thank you for revealing Your presence through the youth and giving them the free gift of salvation. You are an awesome and loving God, full of mercy and grace. We know we can always rest in Your sovereignty over all things. We needn’t worry about anything if we accept the fact that You’ve got us; You’ve got our backs. We can lean on You. Thank You, dear Father. Please bring all of our loved ones into the fold. We love You, and we praise You. In Jesus’ precious name, we pray. Amen.