On Sunday, we had the privilege and blessing of baptizing and welcoming precious little Finn into the covenant family.
We promised to teach him, guide him, and shepherd his little life in all of the ways and beliefs of our Christian faith.
Our family and congregation agreed to come alongside us to help our family achieve this.
We promised to pray for him always and to help him to know that there has never been a time in his life that Christ has not had a hold on him. From the very start, he can look back to how He loved him- before he even had a chance to know Him.
We certainly don’t believe that Finn’s baptism has saved him. Someday, he will still need to acknowledge his own sin and profess his own belief in Jesus to be saved, but he will always be able to point back to his baptism as a time when God had already started working in his precious heart and life. So beautiful.
“And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations with an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you.”
A dear reader shared this liturgy on my facebook page and I absolutely loved it:
For you, little child,
Jesus Christ has come, he has fought, he has suffered.
For you he entered the shadow of Gethsemane and the horror of Calvary.
For you he uttered the cry, “It is finished!”
For you he rose from the dead
and ascended into heaven
and there he intercedes —
for you, little child, even
though you do not know it.
But in this way the word of
the Gospel becomes true.
“We love him, because he first loved us.”
We sang “I am Jesus’ Little Lamb” and “Come Thou Fount” over him, Jim prayed, and it was so beautiful. What a gift.
We are so thankful for our little Finn.