Yesterday was by far my most enjoyable day as a Father as I had the opportunity to baptize my daughter into Christ and watch her dedicate her life to being a Christian.  I thought I knew what it felt like in your heart to truly celebrate, but yesterday’s events gave new meaning to that word.  Words couldn’t begin to express how much God has blessed me through my beautiful daughter.  I’ve watched her grow physically, but more importantly, I’ve watched her grow spiritually as her love for God has blossomed over the last few years.

Psalm 118:24 has always been a favorite passage of mine for it reminds us that each day is truly a blessing from the Lord.  “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Needless to say, I have much to rejoice about today, and every day for that matter, because my wonderful daughter Emma has been saved!!!

God is so good!

-Joe Butler

2 thoughts on “Celebration

  1. Joe, I know the joy in your and Keri’s heart. Keep up the good work as you raise your daughter in the Lord. After seeing your post, I was thinking about your family and the connection to that specific baptistry. I think you were already a Christian young man when I met you, but remember Your dad obeying the gospel there as well as Keri, Keith, and a couple of others.

    Pardon the trip down memory lane.

    1. Joe Butler

      Yes, I was already a Christian when we moved to Niceville, but it’s a great reminder to think of all the wonderful blessings my family has received there. We’ve been studying with Emma for some time now, even on top of our normal Bible study time, praying that the message of the Gospel would take root in her heart. All I can say is that God is so good and has given us a wonderful answer to a parent’s most heartfelt prayer.

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