We promised to teach her, guide her, and shepherd her 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 her always and to help her to know that there has never been a time in her little life that Christ has not had a hold on her. From the start, she can look back to how He loved her- before she even had a chance to know him. So beautiful.
We certainly don’t believe that Mabel’s baptism has saved her. Someday, she will still need to acknowledge her own sin and profess her own belief in Jesus to be saved, but she will always be able to point back to her baptism as a time when God had already started working in her precious heart and life.
We were so thankful to have quite a few family members present to celebrate with us- My parents, Jim’s parents, and my Mimi. Every baby should be so loved!