This past Sunday was one of the greatest days of my life. Minhee and I, along with our other two younger children, and the larger Quest family, witnessed the baptism of my oldest daughter, JC, who after much prayer, chose to make this public profession of her love and devotion to Jesus. Minhee and the kids came on stage along with others in JC’s class and I had the great joy as her father to baptize her.
It is really hard to put into words the emotions that Minhee and I experienced but in two words:
Each of our children are proof of God’s amazing grace over our lives. It wasn’t long ago that JC was just a precocious and precious 2 year old girl with a smile that made my knees weak.
She then started forming some of her own thoughts and opinions. When she learned how to write some words around 6 years old, she wrote this note and placed it on her door after getting in trouble for something:
And then in fourth grade, she blew us away with her answer to a homework assignment where she was asked to write an essay about how she would help others if she had $100,000. Her “vision plan” challenged and convicted us and helped give birth to our global poverty initiative. Click on the pic to read her essay.
Thank you God for giving Minhee and I the deep joy, privilege, and responsibility of nurturing, teaching, and sheperding our three children. May we not just merely teach but demonstrate to them the wonders and grace of your amazing love through our lives, marriage, and parenting. May we teach them to Love God and Love Neighbors; to Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly.