Sunday, August 8, 2010
From Dedication to Baptism
I put him through the the whole "are you sure you are not doing this to impress your friends?" routine. I tested him thoroughly, told him he couldn't even ask if his friends would be there - even said he had to approach the pastor himself and proclaim his readiness and he headed right for him. The baptism was like being surrounded by family members declaring their allegiance to uphold their brothers and sisters, like we should all be wearing our "plaids" like the Scott's. I have a picture of the three pastors in the water with him and think of the future he will have with his dad and these three men guiding him. Then a huge thunderstorm threatened to interfere- with gusting winds, water rippling, thunder, and a huge drop in temperature but we just kept our focus until the last person was immersed. It was the most memorable baptism ever!