our youngest child and only daughter told me one night at bedtime a few weeks ago that she thought she was ready to be baptized...but she wasn't sure she was ready.
"why do you think you aren't ready?" i asked.
through tears, she says, "because i don't know everything and i'm not sure i can be good enough..."
aren't you glad we don't have to know everything? if baptism and forgiveness were a test, we'd never pass, no matter how hard we tried.
aren't you glad that we don't have to be good enough? if it was about being good enough, we'd never get that right, either.
i told her that we are always learning more about God, and that it's because we aren't good enough and can't be that we need God's forgiveness...and i told her the fact that she was taking this so seriously showed that she was ready.
and He said, " truly i tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. therefore, whoever takes a humble place- becoming like this child- is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven." matthew 18:3-4