Celeste, Zelda and Celine Lim—three sisters, shared that for many years, their mother had not been keen on them getting baptised because she is not a believer. However, much to their surprise, she agreed to witness their baptism last year, making it an extra special Christmas for the entire family.
For John Mark Tan, the water baptism was a personal, spiritual experience, “I felt the outpouring of Father’s love: acceptance, affection, affirmation and redemption. Water baptism, for me, was the celebration of a new beginning, a new name, a new love relationship with my Lord and Saviour, a new walk towards Christ-likeness, and a new perspective of what is important to me.
Tan Kim Hock, School of Theology’s academic dean summed it up well, “One of the greatest joys of a Christian parent is to see their children making a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, not out of obligation, rather a personal encounter with God. May the Lord guide our children in their journey of faith.”
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