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Baptized!

After talking about it for awhile and baptism being on our hearts for months now, Colby and I got baptized this past weekend. It was a sweet time and full of significance!

Even though we have both been believers for awhile now, we were finally able to express outwardly the inner transformation we experienced when we accepted Jesus as our savior. It was important to us that we were fully submersed in the water. In Greek, baptism means baptizo which means, ‘to submerge, dip, or immerse’. It signifies what Jesus did to save us – the death, burial, and the resurrection. What happens when we get baptized is the outward symbolism of what happens when we become believers – the death and burial of our sins and old life, and the resurrection of our new life.

We know that baptism has nothing to do with our salvation, but we also know how important baptism is to Jesus. We are excited to share outwardly what we experienced inwardly so long ago, for we are a new creation in Christ; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17!

Β The After shot! Wet and cold!IMG_0379

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37 Comments
  • Elena
    Posted at 07:06h, 21 May Reply

    Congrats!!

  • Amie
    Posted at 08:10h, 21 May Reply

    This is just so beautiful and amazing!! The day before hubby and I got married we were baptized together at our church, it was the best decision ever πŸ™‚

  • Erika B.
    Posted at 08:46h, 21 May Reply

    This is awesome!!! Yay!!!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 08:55h, 21 May Reply

    So lovely. Congrats!!

  • Emily @ EatLoveProcreate
    Posted at 08:55h, 21 May Reply

    Congrats you two! Oh, and that is the after shot? Ya’ll still look picture perfect of course! πŸ™‚

  • Shama
    Posted at 09:38h, 21 May Reply

    Congratulations!! That is AWESOME news! And are you sure that’s the AFTER shot? You guys look great!

  • Marianne
    Posted at 09:49h, 21 May Reply

    Congrats!!! You look so happy πŸ™‚

  • Krystal
    Posted at 09:59h, 21 May Reply

    How wonderful! Congratulations!

  • Jojo
    Posted at 10:04h, 21 May Reply

    Congratulations.

  • Cheryl Smith
    Posted at 10:05h, 21 May Reply

    What a dear blessing that the two of you could experience this together! That you both walk with Christ…together…hand in hand! Congratulations on taking this sweet step with Jesus! So happy for you, dear ones. God bless you always.

  • Erin
    Posted at 10:06h, 21 May Reply

    Love this!! So special!

  • Aimee
    Posted at 10:23h, 21 May Reply

    Congrats, girl! SO happy for you! β™₯

  • Morgan
    Posted at 10:27h, 21 May Reply

    I love this SO much!

  • Amy
    Posted at 10:44h, 21 May Reply

    Congratulations!

  • Rebecca
    Posted at 11:29h, 21 May Reply

    Hi from ICLW. Congratulations!

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 11:40h, 21 May Reply

    Yall are precious!! Love that you were able to share in this together!!

  • Lisa
    Posted at 12:24h, 21 May Reply

    How wonderful! Congrats!

  • Mia @ MakeMeUpMia
    Posted at 13:41h, 21 May Reply

    Congratulations, that is awesome!! I got baptized almost 2 years ago, it was definitely one of the best moments in my life πŸ™‚

  • Farin Vazquez
    Posted at 13:47h, 21 May Reply

    What wonderful news! I love the way you described it- we recently got baptized in February, and said it was an outward representation of an inward reality. And explaining what exactly it represents, and not as being what saves a person. Good post! I love reading these πŸ™‚

  • Jen
    Posted at 13:47h, 21 May Reply

    So wonderful!! Congrats!

  • Kelli B
    Posted at 15:31h, 21 May Reply

    How awesome, Caroline! Congrats! πŸ™‚ Love that you did it together!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 16:00h, 21 May Reply

    aww, so happy for you! congratulations πŸ™‚ and i love that photo of the two of you πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 16:37h, 21 May Reply

    Congratulations to both of you! How wonderful! You’re right when you say that baptism has nothing to do with your salvation but we are called to do it and it is a key act of obedience. We all know what God does when we are obedient… AMAZING things.

    A couple weeks ago my church did spontaneous baptisms. 153 people got baptized (I think there’s significance in that number, as 153 fish were caught by Peter in John 21:11)! I cried as I watched every baptism. I have been baptized (when I was 18) but I would like to get baptized again. I pray that one day I can one day get baptized with my husband.

    Congratulations once again! I’m so happy for you guys!

  • Charity
    Posted at 17:09h, 21 May Reply

    Congrats to you both! What a splendid moment to celebrate together.

  • Jessica
    Posted at 17:12h, 21 May Reply

    Congratulations Caroline and Colby!

  • Nat
    Posted at 17:21h, 21 May Reply

    That’s so awesome! I am yet to do this, I have had an inward struggle for some time now as I was baptized as a baby. xx Hope you and your family are doing well xx

  • Melissa
    Posted at 19:38h, 21 May Reply

    So happy for you two! Congrats! πŸ™‚

  • Elaina
    Posted at 20:56h, 21 May Reply

    Praising God for your obedience in being baptized. Baptism is such a beautiful picture.

  • Isabelle
    Posted at 21:31h, 21 May Reply

    Wonderful! Congrats!

  • Amber Mueller
    Posted at 22:20h, 21 May Reply

    Woo hoo! Congrats to you both – it’s such an awesome experience!

  • Jennifer T
    Posted at 00:09h, 22 May Reply

    Congratulations! This is such a special act and such a great commitment! Thank you for the reminders of the symbolism of baptism. Such a beautiful ordinance!

  • Finley
    Posted at 07:27h, 22 May Reply

    So lovely this! I’m so pleased you two got to stand together and do this.

  • Dreaming of Diapers
    Posted at 10:03h, 22 May Reply

    Wonderful!!! You both look so happy!! Congrats Caroline! xo

  • Brittny
    Posted at 13:09h, 22 May Reply

    Congratulations!! What a beautiful thing you were able to experience together! A relationship built on the foundation of Christ is sure to flourish!

  • Kara
    Posted at 13:38h, 22 May Reply

    So exciting! πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 16:21h, 25 May Reply

    I noticed you linked this up on the SHINE Blog Hop! Awesome! Thanks for sharing (and for participating)!
    xoxo

  • Beka
    Posted at 20:21h, 26 May Reply

    So so awesome!!! God always blesses obedience. Plus, when I got baptized it just felt so good and right to do what God asked.

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