Sunday, July 13, 2014
Family Baptism & Celebration
Our oldest son baptized his 4 daughters , and what a day of rejoicing this was !
...his sister ( who seems the most joyous of all ! )
...their little sister...
... and oh what a joyous day for us all !
Our youngest son baptized his wife who is expecting their first baby after 13 years of marriage,( a miracle !) . We laughingly expressed our delight that he was not only baptizing his wife but his soon to be born son !
"True baptism must always be vitally related to faith. Only through responsive faith to the regenerative work of Christ can the soul participate in spiritual baptism, and subsequently in the symbolic form of the act itself. Through faith , as a commitment to the person of Christ , the believer is brought into an actual relation to God through the radical change of nature which is inherit in spiritual baptism. Faith is a "surrender-in-response " relationship to the Holy Spirit, who, through spiritual baptism brings man into vital union with God." The Zondervan Pictoral Bible Dictionary