About a month ago, I stood in the waiting room and looked over my nephew Luke Rocco Ochoa. He was beautiful and literally new life. He was so small and brought so much joy to the people around him. Over the past month he is getting bigger and bigger. He is healthy and taken care of by two great parents and a family that loves him. He is a new creation that is about to embark on the journey of life.
This week we received the news that Ashlyn's great grandfather had passed. It was sudden and heart breaking. I have only one experience of being in the same room. After this weekend I was able to hear many stories and experiences that family and friends had with and of Melvin Clinton. These stories allowed me to get to know a man that I had only encountered once. I think its safe to say, after hearing these stories, that Melvin Clinton had a full life worth celebrating.
On Sunday I had a chance to celebrate life in a different way. I was blessed to have the opportunity to play a part in baptisms today with my church family. It was a celebration of a new life in Jesus Christ. There is no bigger decision in your life than deciding to follow Christ fully and accepting him as your Lord and Savior. All the baptisms I was a part of were involving children and teens that at a young age have decided to fully commit their life to Christ. My favorite part is that a lot of the baptisms of the children were done with fathers, siblings, even grandparents. It was such a blast and I was honored to take part in those decisions.
2 Corinthians 5:17 " Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."