Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Miller's baptism

Last Sunday Miller was baptized at our church. Our pastor Richie did a great job. It was a beautiful service and both boys did incredible. They were quiet, attentive, and precious. I was proud of both of them.

Mom and I getting Miller dressed in the baptismal gown.
Miller getting dressed
Miller, Mom, and Gigi
Our family up front with the elders of the church (sorry it's blurry)
Reverand Richie Sessions introducing Miller to the congregration (Miller was trying to chew Richie's tie and microphone).
Miller and Richie
Our family after the service.
As you can tell from the pictures, Miller only has eyes for his brother. Austin is his favorite thing to watch.
The baptismal gown is 100 years old. It has been passed down through my mother's side of the family. Her grandmother made it over 100 years ago. My mother's father wore it along with my mother, myself, my 2 brothers, and now my 2 sons. It is very special to me.
Miller with daddy
Austin eating lunch after church

This Sunday our Young Adults Pastor spoke a little on infant baptism and I wanted to post that here. I couldn't get enough of what he had to say.

From Parker Tenent:

The Covenant of Grace is not only for us but for our children. God promises that our children are sons and daughters of the Covenant. He pursues them. We should have faith and confidence that our children who are baptized will one day choose to follow the Lord. He will pursue them and capture their heart through His grace. He means good for all our children. It doesn't mean they won't feel pain or experience deep sadness but He will be faithful to His promises that He will work all good for His purpose.

From Acts 2:36-41:
“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.” With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

David and I pray daily that our boys would come to know the Lord at an early age. That they would never remember a day that they didn't profess Jesus as their Savior. What a joy it will be to hear my boys singing praises to the Mighty King.


Emilee Odette Garrett said...

It was such a precious baptism and I was so thankful to be there. You know I'm drooling over that heirloom, handmade gown! Gorgeous! What a happy day for you all!

Cozy Coleman said...

I love that--our gown was worn by my great-grandfather! What a special day for your little man.