Sunday, August 22, 2010

Margo's Baptism

What a wonderful day! We had Miss Margo Mae Baptized this morning.

Here's what we believe about baptism:
*We believe that baptism points to the promise from God that just as water washes dirt from our bodies, the blood of Jesus will wash away our sins if we come to Him by faith.
*We believe that for our children, baptism gives them an identity with the people of God. It marks them out as special for they will have the advantage of having the word of God taught to them, of being prayed for, and having godly examples.
*The focus of a baptism should be on God, not the one being baptized.
*Baptism is a sign of the promise, it does not save.

We are so thankful for our related family and our church family. When we stood in front of them all this morning it brought tears to my eyes. What a blessing to look out and see these people that are promising, with us, to raise our kids to know and love Christ. The older my children get the more I see how important this is. We need all the help we can get in pointing our kids to Christ.

I was also reminded this morning of how much I love our church. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. Love the way we do church, love the people in leadership and their humble ways. Love that the focus is on the worship of God, not anything else. Love the people, oh how I love the people.


Katharine said...

you just blogged my heart into words.

Reba said...

That's so fun! My newest niece, Claire Abigail (7 weeks old) was baptized on Sunday, too! My mother and I got to be there and it was great.

Btw, love your family picture!

CRJFamily said...

Perfectly said! We dedicated our children to God in front of our church and family as well. It is such a blessing to know that we have help raising our children and have people praying for them daily that they will grow to know Him personally! So great that you have a wonderful church family to support you through these years :)

Anonymous said...

That is awsesome.

Anonymous said...

That is awsesome.