Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Baptism Story

Welcome to Jeremiah's baptism!

What do you think of our new member prospect?

Mom and Dad are pretty proud of him.

Here's Mom again, front view.

Looks a little nervous, doesn't he?

His brother looks a little jealous.

And his sister just looks shy.
(But she was brave enough to bear her testimony!)

Great Grandma and Great Grandpa were there!

And so was Uncle Ryan.

Aunt Karin and Uncle Bobby came down, too.

Grandpa looks pretty proud of Jeremiah's Dad, doesn't he?

Grandpa gave the new member a silver chain and said
he was the sixth link in his family's chain of baptisms.

Pretty cool.

Congratulations, Jeremiah!
We love you!!


Wherefore, whoso repenteth and cometh unto me as a little child,
him will I receive,for of such is the kingdom of God” (3 Nephi 9:22).

“Today I was baptized,” the young boy said.
“Know what that means?
Dad put me underwater,
He said it would make me clean.

“No, not that kind of clean, you guys,
not like a bath would do.
I guess what he meant was clean inside…
way, deep inside of you.

“And then he put his hands up
on my head and promised me
that from now on, I’d have a friend
to love and comfort me.

“The Holy Ghost…Hey, not that kind of ghost.
Come on, you guys.
What he meant was a Spirit…
loving, kind and very wise.

“And you know what? I did feel
kinda nice and warm inside…
and special, really special,
like when someone’s on your side.

“Well, that’s what getting baptized means,”
the young man proudly said;
“except it means that, from now on,
I’ve got to use my head…

“My head, my heart and all my might
to listen to the voice
of that sweet Spirit deep inside
each time I make a choice.

“Cause Dad says that I’ve promised
to remember Jesus Christ,
and that’s just what I’ll try to do
now that I’ve been baptized.”

7 comments:

KC Mom said...

What a wonderful event!! You did such a great job taking pictures too. Love your poem. As always.

Jill said...

How very very sweet. The pictures tell a story and what a beautiful story on record now for your grandson.

karen said...

What a nice day - I love baptisms!

Carolyn said...

It looks like it was a perfect day.

Amy said...

What a wonderful day for all involved! I especially like the link idea. How clever and special!

VK said...

They grow up don't they? What a cute family, and lucky boy.

Momza said...

I've never heard of the chain thing. Thats really symbolic and unforgettable.
Congratulations to the newest link!

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