Thursday, January 30, 2014

Baptism Sunday

This past Sunday, we were able to make our promises to both God and to Ruby as she was baptized in front of our church family.
After Pastor Mike presented Ruby for baptism, and asked us to profess our faith and declare our promises, Brad took the stage with his little girl to wash her with the precious water of our Lord.
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As an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament, Brad has had the honor of baptizing both of our boys, and now our sweet little angel.  Please hear how incredibly special this is.  Prior to this moment, I’ve seen Brad get choked up twice in the near 14 years I’ve known him.  And it wasn’t when we got married, or when any of our children were born.  So the guy is pretty solid in his emotions.  But holding our baby girl, declaring God’s love for her…he got a little sentimental.
“Ruby Kay, for you Jesus came into the world; for you He died and conquered death; all this He did for you, little one, though you know nothing of it as yet. We love because God first loved us.  
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"Ruby Kay, I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.
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"Ruby Kay, child of the covenant, in baptism, you are sealed by the Holy Spirit, marked as God’s own forever, and called to follow Christ in mission.  Amen.”
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Praying for his girl.
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Another remarkable day for our little crew.
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About her dress… I found it on the clearance rack at Younkers.  I fell in love with it - very vintage inspired, classic, beautiful - so I brought it home for her special day.  
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My beautiful, beautiful girl. 

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