Last night I baptised a new believer for the last time as pastor of Elim Church Crawley. It is always an enormous privilege to baptise new believers and last night was no exception.
One thing that made it a little different though, was what happened at the end. Instead of just singing a song after the last baptism, we left it open for anyone who wanted to be baptised. And Laura responded. I thought she might really want to be baptised, but she was feeling a little apprehensive.
Once the appeal was made she came to the front and read her testimony from a little piece of paper she had in her pocket. One of our elders immediately volunteered to help me, and we performed our unexpected baptism.
As the Ethiopian said "Look, here is water. Why shouldn't I be baptised?" (Acts 8.36)