Monday, November 25, 2013

November 23rd-Our first Covenant

November 23rd- Today I was able to attend a baptism in the Mandarin 2nd ward. It was such a spiritual experience. Today I am grateful for my baptism. Also baptism in general!

Today I am writing my blog post in the form of a play.... It will be a guy named Bob talking to a missionary. 
Bob: What is baptism?
Missionary: baptism is the first covenant we make with God. 
Bob: What is a covenant? 
Missionary:A covenant is a sacred promise a group or an individual makes with our Heavenly Father. 
Bob:How do you make this promise? and what is the promise we make?
Missionary: That is a great question Bob. You enter into this promise or covenant through an ordinance, and an ordinance is an act perform that symbolizes the covenant we enter into. 
I like to think about ordinances and covenants as a hand shake. The hand shake is like an ordinance it symbolizes the agreement and the actual agreement is the covenant.
To answer your next question... lets turn to The Book of Mormon to Moroni Chapter 4 verse 3
*Bob and the missionary flip through the Book of Mormon*

O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it; that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him, and keep his commandments which he hath given them, that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen

Missionary: So we promise that we take upon us his name, remember him and keep his commandments. Then God promises that he will give us his spirit to be with us always. What an amazing promise! Also when we are baptized we are promised a remission of our sins and we come out of the water completely clean. In a sense when we come out of the water we are starting a new life as a follower of Jesus Christ.
Bob: That is incredible! When can I be baptized?

I know that was pretty cheesy but I enjoyed writing it and it is very true what the missionary said. Baptism is the start of a new life and it is the greatest promise you will ever make.
I am so grateful that I am baptized. 

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