My wish has been realized. Today I was given the baptism in the church.
From today on I am a Christian.
My wish to be a Christian had not been only since when I made up my mind for the baptism, some weeks ago. Since I felt “some” holy existence, just 8 month ago – indeed it was Sunday afternoon, on March 25 – my wish to be a follower of that existence had started. I took so long a time to be confirmed it is Jesus.
Anyway, since my day had been scheduled in the church, I was under a heavy pressure. I felt I could not stand if the day were postponed. If I lost the chance to be baptized on that day, something plenty from my mind might have been lost, too. I prayed every day, every night, “Lord, please take me to the baptistery!”
God had helped me by making me so busy in publication, which I believe is my job given by Him. Indeed I still have many articles I must complete as soon as possible…but OK. From tonight I will start my writing again. Now I’d like to explain my rejoice here.
I was given a submersion baptism. I remember I had written here about it in June, when I saw one of my senior friend had been given it. People told me, I would be the next. And today I was.
People had prepared me a container in,say,160x100x60 cubic centimeters size filled with water. They had warmed it by an electric heater.
On the other hand I had got myself a piece of white underware, for upper and lower body, to hide my bare skin from through the wet white ritual garment.
I had also prepared a bath towel to remove water after I got out of the baptistery.
But I found I had forgotten a towel to cover my nose and mouth to prevent from absorbing water, when I got into the baptistery.
I laid myself into the water on my back with my bare face. But I was so calm, yielding everything to Jesus, that I was quite all right. Very small amount of water got into my nose, but it was so small, as it always came when I washed my face in a hurry.
I could carried all the ceremony out happily.
Now I’d like to declare to the world that I am a Christian. I thank to all Christian people to show me how to be that. I thank to all non-Christian people who accepted me to be a Christian. I thank people in the Bible to let me know what a fun to be a Christian. I thank God, Jesus and Holy Ghost to invite me to His world of love.