I’m 12 Years Old and I’m Getting Baptized Today
Hi my name is Mathieu, I’m 12 years old, and go to nova classical academy. I am getting baptized today because I want to publicly announce that I am a christian and follow the word of god. Throughout my life I have lived in a christian family with great parents to lead me to Jesus. At the age of 8, I was feeling sad and the smallest of things would make me sad or mad, so I asked my mom to help me accept Jesus into my heart. After that I felt that there was more joy in my life and knew that Jesus was helping me through all of my struggles. However like most kids my age I would forget about him and put friends and video games in front of him. This past year I had a severe concussion and that was some of the hardest times in my life. It was during the summer so I had to sit on the sidelines of sports games, miss trips to amusement parks, and pretty much refrain from all physical activities. During these times it was really hard for me to keep trusting god because I was angry. but then I realized (from my mom telling me) that I wasn’t even supposed to be alive and when I was at the ER all the doctors and nurses didn’t think I was going to live but God saved me for a reason. So I think I was saved to worship Jesus, because that is the only reason us humans were made. Now, tomorrow I turn thirteen and I know from my older brother’s experiences that this time in life, is not to easy and I felt that before I go into these hard things, I should get baptized to help me remember that Jesus died for me so he will always be by my side no matter what I do and what is going on around me, and he will never love me less.