Shall We Gather at the River

river3Last Thursday evening, my Princess Buttercup accepted Christ by being baptized. Just like the 1st Century Christians, she was plunged into the waters (by her dad!), where Jesus did the work of washing away her sins.

What does that mean?

As long as she chooses to follow Jesus, He will continuously forgive her every time she confesses any wrong because as Christians, we are His sons and daughters. (1 John 1; Romans 8:1-4)

We are so proud of Princess Buttercup for choosing to follow the Lord. See, it’s not about following a bunch of rules. It’s about deciding to go by what God says because it pleases Him and will make her life the best it can be. It’s also about following what God says because she loves Him, his graciousness and kindness. And she wants to be with Him and all of her family at the end of her lovely life.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to comment.

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Shall We Gather at the River
By: Robert Lowry

Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
Refrain:
Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
Will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.
(Refrain)

Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
and provide a robe and crown.
(Refrain)

Soon we’ll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease;
soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.

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Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb
By: Elisha A. Hoffman

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

4 Responses to Shall We Gather at the River

    • Thanks, Dianne, I surely will do that because I’m always open to new ideas. Especially about Amazing People!

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