Last night, I scrolled through old pictures. I saw painful memories and the masked smiles over what was happening on the inside. Yet the JOY-filled pictures far outweigh the others. I’ve been so tender this week when I remember the deep pain and uncertainty this last summer held and then the sweetness of the season I’m currently in. It’s UNREAL because I saw Him bring me from sorrow to JOY. I can trust Him with everything… I’m living out my namesake “Emma Faye” which means “Complete Trust.” I came across my baptism and the story with it… The goodness of the Lord flooded me again. I have tasted and seen that He is good.
“During Easter service, I started weeping knowing it was time to be baptized. I started following Jesus when I was 14 but have always put off being baptized because I thought I wasn’t “clean or spiritual enough” and then sweetly it became I knew the Spirit would lead me.
Tonight I was overwhelmed by Jesus’ sweetness of bringing to life the dead places I’ve experienced. I proclaimed outwardly the inward transformation of Jesus claiming me as His Daughter and making me new and CLEAN.
The Holy Spirit told me it was time so I listened and responded. It was not my planned mountain baptism but Jesus always has a better plan.
Acting in spontaneous joy. I gathered who I could, ran out into the lake in my Easter dress and was washed over in water as Jesus did with my scarlet sin into white snow. I was buried with Jesus to fully breathe through His resurrection.
As I hurried down, I took out my hearing aids and placed them into my mama’s hands. The realization of entering Heaven and first hearing Jesus’ voice flooded my head. Thinking that I was stripping away what I am bound to as I went into the water.”