Melissa Brown’s Baptism

It is a wonderful blessing when youth give their hearts to God, as they have so much to offer Him with their enthusiasm, vigour and strength.  “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them”.  Ecclesiastes 12:1. 

Melissa Brown has done just that.  On Sabbath, the 24th March 2018, at the edges of the main canal in Coleambally before her family, friends and brethren, Melissa publicly declared her personal acceptance of Jesus’ love and sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.  Those who were there to witness this wonderful event were able to also reflect on their experience with Jesus. 

Melissa, we wish you God’s many wonderful blessings as you continue serving the Master! 

While I was reporting this event, I could not help but think of the words of this beautiful hymn: 

Give of your best to the Master
Howard B. Grose, 1902 

Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength of your youth;
Throw your soul’s fresh, glowing ardor
Into the battle for truth.
Jesus has set the example,
Dauntless was He, young and brave;
Give Him your loyal devotion;
Give Him the best that you have.  

Refrain:
Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength of your youth;
Clad in salvation’s full armor,
Join in the battle for truth. 

Give of your best to the Master;
Give Him first place in your heart;
Give Him first place in your service;
Consecrate every part.
Give, and to you will be given;
God His beloved Son gave;
Gratefully seeking to serve Him,
Give Him the best that you have. 

Give of your best to the Master;
Naught else is worthy His love;
He gave Himself for your ransom,
Gave up His glory above.
Laid down His life without murmur,
You from sin’s ruin to save;
Give Him your heart’s adoration;
Give Him the best that you have. 

~ Reported by Lidia Voncina