Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Faith Milestone- Baptism- 1

Baptism Day-
 a Faith Milestone in our church tradition.
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
 believes in infant baptism.

Our Heavenly Father steps in and
meets us in our sinful human nature,
and covers us in GRACE-
 in a new relationship with HIM.

In the name of the Father,
 and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
With water and His word-
  divine intervention happens in the life of this little one.

Godparents- or sponsors, stand as witnesses to be
faith encouragers and part of the "Faith Life Team"
to be partners with the parents
 in the faith education of this little one.

Part of the main team's job is to PRAY
 for this new little Christian.

Parents have the primary responsibility
 for faith life education, 
and the teaching haven is the home.

From father to son to son-
following the footsteps of a
follower of Jesus.

Grandparents are also part of the
 back-up team
 for faith life education.
One of their great gifts to this child
 is to be examples of unconditional love- 
that reflects the heart of our Father.

The most important job any parent
 has is the transfer of 
faith to the next generation.
That is accomplished by the goodness of 
God's grace in blessing our efforts 
in teaching and training.

One of the greatest blessings to this young couple
 is the gift of two sets of grandparents-
living out a faithful witness.

Even a great-grandmother can be an encourager-
 to keep the Main thing the Main thing-
Teaching this child-
that Jesus loves him, died for Him,
and rose again.
Life here on earth is not in vain,
because of this relationship.
Our Joy is to bring Him Glory.

Four generations of hands- 
faithfully committed 
to impact eternity.
God has called this little one by name-
Griffin Joshua-
you are MINE. 
Undeserved grace covers you.
This unearned gift is a
Kingdom impact

But Jesus said,
"Let the little children come to me
and do not hinder them
for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.
Matt. 19:14

1 comment:

  1. what a wonderful way to share such an important event. thanks for the words of encouragement and for the beautiful pictures. You are a wonderful faithful grandmother!


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