The Questionnaire

Briefly tell when and where you accepted Jesus as your savior?

I suppose I was on my knees in the dark in my bedroom. Several months ago, during a time of great upheaval in my life, he became my light.

How has accepting Jesus changed your life?

It has brought me peace during trying times in my life as I learn to trust God. It has brought me closer to people I love, and it has taught me to love people in a way I never thought I was capable of before.

What does Jesus mean to you?

Christ, and His sacrifice, serve as a fixed point in a tumultuous and turbulent world. His love is something to which I aspire, His grace inspires me, and the peace He brings me drowns out the bustle and noise of the material world.

Why do you want to be baptized?

Being baptized would serve as both an end of one journey, and the beginning of another. I have spent the last few months on this spiritual quest, and I am ready to move forward. On the other hand, I will never stop seeking God, so in some ways it is the beginning of the rest of my life here.

What does being baptized mean to you?

Being baptized means leaving the old me behind. It is an outward sign of an inner change, and the genesis of a new version of me. It is both a catharsis and a culmination, as well as an emergence from metamorphosis. It also means accepting both the joy and freedom granted from God, and the responsibility to live with God first in my heart.


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