Sunday, January 20, 2008


Baptism for new baby in our church this morning - a reminder of God's grace

This morning, we left at about 10:05am for our 10:30 church service. It was about 10 degrees (Farenheit) out and the roads were extremely icy, cars were in the ditch, and Maria was behind the wheel. We got there safely, in one piece, just a little late. I brought my camera in with me because I didn't want to leave it in the cold and so I was able to get the picture above of this young couple with their first baby. Nothing like being in the right place at the right time - with my camera in hand no less. It was amazing when after the baptism, we were standing around praying for the baby and everyone broke out into a most beautiful, a capella, Jesus Loves Me you have ever heard!


Anooja said...

We too went for the baptism of our friend's baby yesterday evening :). She was such a sweet heart and never cried thro the entire service. I remember Tarun's baptism. fFrom the moment we stepped into church, he started crying.. he became silent only after the immersion in holy water..

Our baptism in the end involves the baby being dipped.. may b in 2 jug fulls water.. All churches have a small structure that can hold water, where the immersion takes place.. The baby is immersed sitting position almost .. and the water is taken by the priest and a cross is made on the head.. drip drip.. thats the end of the ceremony.

check out the structure i am talking about

its like the 3rd pic on the page with the title ''Baptism of Beatrice Anna ''.
Our church also has a similar structure.

Is ur baptism also the same kind?

Jewels said...

Hi Anooja,

I saw the structure you are talking about - I never realized some churches immersed babies. Our pastor sprinkles water on the baby's head with his fingers.

Hope all is well with you!

Gracie said...

It was so amazing as we sang, wasn't it? The tears around D, L and O, were so moving. It was a tender and lovely moment.

Jewels said...

Gracie- It was amazing and seemed so spontaneous - brought tears to my eyes also!