The Mystery and Miracle of Baptism

Amelie is baptized today!  What a celebration a baptism is because in baptism God adopts us into Jesus Christ as his child for time and eternity through the word, water and Spirit. It incorporates us into Christ’s body. the church. So begins the life of faith. Certainly there is no evidence that Jesus wants to exclude infants from this (Mark 9:36-37, 10:13-16).

From the early days of the church infants, as well as older children and adults, were baptized. It’s the perfect testimony to our deepest conviction that before we can do anything to save ourselves, God comes to us and claims us through Jesus. All we can offer God is our need and total dependence. Baptism is not our work but God’s.

When Pastor reached out to bless her, little Amelie reached out to him…….It was a great day!

Here is little Amelie walking with her godmother.



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