When I was 16 years old, I started coming to this beach, Entrance Bay at Cultus Lake, and went often in the hot summers of my youth. It was here that I almost drowned. It was here I took a date one time, who would later become my wife. This place has many memories for me, and now I can add the best one of all.
Today my 16 year old grandson, Nathan, got baptised at Entrance Bay at Cultus Lake. Had someone told me back in the 60's that this would happen, I would have had a good chuckle.
I must say that I have very much admiration for my grandson who has made this decision early in life, and yet in a mature fashion. He is ahead of where I was at 16. It is a proud moment for his parents and grandparents who have always loved him dearly and have wanted only the best for him. He has made one of the most important decision of his life, for it will guide him for the rest of his life.
Making a public confession of faith is not easy, but is necessary to establish that one is committed. Nathan has so very many good qualities and we would love him no matter his stand, but the fact that he was baptised today is a testament to the fact that God answers our prayer for our kids and our grandkids.