I quietly told her that by being baptized you are making a public confession of faith, and that this was the perfect opportunity to put into practice trusting in Jesus. That she should imagine Pastor Jake as Jesus holding her up in the water. I love watching our children overcome their fears. And she has overcome so much in the last few weeks. She had her first big performance in dance in a school music production and then this. And she did it. She overcame those fears. It's such a privilege and joy to watch the determination and faith of our children.
She came out of the water shaking, in relief and also the exhilaration of having met a fear, facing it, and defeating it. Being at the place of stepping out in faith can be one of the most fearful, yet exciting places to be...because you are asking, needing, expecting Jesus to show up......and He does.