Grayden was baptised in our church yesterday. It was such a special day for our family, one we had been looking forward to for a long time. Our pastor preached on 1 Samuel 1 and it was the most perfect passage I could have picked to correspond to our life. I have used the passage "For this child I prayed" many times in reference to our life with Grayden and it wasn't until recently that I read deeper into the last part of the 27th and 28th verses more carefully where it says "and the Lord answered my prayer and gave him to me. 28 Now I give him back to the Lord. He will belong to the Lord all his life." And this is what baptism is to us, our promise to God to bring Grayden up to serve Him and belong to his family. We pray everyday that Grayden will belong to the Lord all his life!
Here are some pictures from our special day!
does this look familiar? My MIL made this banner and it hung in the sanctuary!
being presented by Pastor Andre as the newest member of our church
his new outfit for the party!
his cake (for my twitter friends: yes, 'Jesus' is spelled correctly! Phew!)