Yesterday we baptized 36 people in a nearby lake. Though it was a beautiful sunny afternoon, the temperature only reached about 60 degrees. The water temperature made each immersion a memorable experience! Entire families were baptized–first the father and mother and then the parents would baptize their children. It was an amazing day.
I arrived home from the celebration and turned on the tv to see how the Cleveland Browns were fairing. 70,000 people had gathered to watch two teams play football. Less than 50 family members and friends gathered to watch the baptisms.
I began to wonder who was watching what in the spiritual realms? Could it be that 70,000 angels were having a party in heaven as the 36 committed their lives to following Jesus, while perhaps less than 50 angels attended to the football game? Somehow, I believe this to be true.