I knew that the step that I was taking was the right one- even at the young age of 8. I had been taught by goodly parents and I had prayed to my Father in Heaven. Along with the excitement that filled me was a feeling of peace and happiness.
There is definitely something about the cleansing waters of baptism. Something that fills your soul with peace, hope, and pure joy. It's a fresh start, a new beginning, a chance to begin again.
Something in the Water- Carrie Underwood
That beautiful feeling that happens when you get baptized does not have to happen just one time. When you are baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, you have the opportunity to feel that way every single week as you partake of the sacrament on the Sabbath Day.
This is why I attend church every Sunday. This is why it comes first for me, above all of the other things that I could choose to do on a Sunday morning or afternoon.
I go to church so that I can partake of the sacrament.
For some reason I am reminded of a quote from a man that I admire very much...
"If you expect to find perfect people here, you will be disappointed. But if you seek the pure doctrine of Christ, the word of God “which healeth the wounded soul,” and the sanctifying influence of the Holy Ghost, then here you will find them. In this age of waning faith—in this age when so many feel distanced from heaven’s embrace—here you will find a people who yearn to know and draw closer to their Savior by serving God and fellowmen, just like you. Come, join with us!"
I extend a personal invitation to you.
If you feel like there are missing pieces in your life and you are curious about what more knowledge of the Savior, Jesus Christ could do for you, Come- join us.
Yes, there is definitely something in the water. Something that has changed me forever more. Something that makes me want to talk about my Savior every chance that I get because I want others to feel the same joy and excitement I feel. It's exhilarating, it's wonderful, and I love to talk about it. So anytime you are ready, I will be here waiting and I promise I will try to contain my excitement. :)
I am loving my second chance at life.
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