Baptismal Statements

Samantha Bridges

Baptismal Statement by Samantha Bridges
February 19, 2006

When I think about God, the first thing that comes to mind is love, pure love. There are different ways to love, like loving your family or your pets. My relationship with God is a strong family bond. When I think about all the people in my life like family and friends, I realize that God placed them in my life in order for my life to be complete. When I was younger, I didn’t attend church. I didn’t know a lot about God either. When I first started to come to College Park Church, I liked the sermons. I learned from the sermons and I also learned how to beat my dad at tic-tac-toe. Ever since I have been going to College Park, my family has grown and so has my relationship with God. Last Wednesday, there was a horrible wreck. It made me think about how life sometimes doesn’t go according to plan. I thought that even if something bad happens, God will always help you pick up the pieces. God has pulled me through rough times, kind of like when I heard my aunt had been in one of the Twin Towers on September 11. At first we didn’t know if she was alright or not, but later that day, we found out that my aunt was fine. During that time, God helped me have faith that she would be okay. When the Twin Towers came down, I thought God saved a whole lot of people, and the people that didn’t make it out got a spot in Heaven.

In this time of my life, things are very exciting and new. With a new stepmom, brother and sister, things will really be exciting and new. I know God will provide a roof over my head and food on my plate. All I will ever need is God, a mother, a father, and my family members which make life even more enjoyable. When I was younger, I used to say all the time “It’s hard to be four, or five, six, seven and eight.” Guess what? Things did get harder, and I feel right now that when I said that, it was hard to be the age I was. Now I notice it wasn’t hard to be that age. But now, I am positive that I can rely on God to carry my load once in a while. God will never dish out anything you can’t handle. That’s how I feel about God.