Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Repent, and be baptized...Acts 2:38

Sabbath afternoon, July 28 (no, I'm not late...today is the one month anniversary!) was a very special time for our family. M decided quite some time ago that he wished to be baptized. He wanted to be baptized outside rather than the church baptistry, so one of our church members offered the use of his pond.

The Man baptized him in front of quite a gathering of friends and relatives who were there to witness his commitment to Jesus.

Here are some of M's favorite hymns he chose to have sung at the baptism:
A Mighty Fortress
Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus! (this is the one he played on the antique piano mentioned in the last post)
O Brother, Be Faithful (words at the bottom of this post)

The geese were also there on the pond.

J enjoyed collecting the feathers for his headgear headdress.

I'm almost done catching up on the month of July, but we really must do some school today. Stay tuned!

O Brother, Be Faithful by Uriah Smith, 1853

O brother, be faithful! soon Jesus will come,

For whom we have waited so long;

O soon we shall enter our glorious home,

And join in the conqueror’s song.

O brother, be faithful! for why should we prove

Unfaithful to Him who hath shown

Such deep, such unbounded and infinite love—

Who died to redeem us His own.

O brother, be faithful! the city of gold,

Prepared for the good and the blest,

Is waiting its portals of pearl to unfold,

And welcome thee into thy rest.

Then, brother, prove faithful! not long shall we stay

In weariness here, and forlorn,

Time’s dark night of sorrow is wearing away,

We haste to the glorious morn.

O brother, be faithful! He soon will descend,

Creation’s omnipotent King,

While legions of angels His chariot attend

And palm wreaths, of victory bring.

O brother, be faithful! and soon shalt thou hear

Thy Savior pronounce the glad word,

Well done, faithful servant, thy title is clear,

To enter the joy of thy Lord.

O brother, be faithful! eternity’s years

Shall tell for thy faithfulness now,

When bright smiles of gladness shall scatter thy tears,

A coronet gleam on thy brow.

O brother, be faithful! the promise is sure,

That waits for the faithful and tried;

To reign with the ransomed, immortal and pure,

And ever with Jesus abide.


Esther said...

That is so precious! Thank you for sharing about M's baptism. :-)

Ann said...

What a beautiful experience for your family!

Cecelia said...

I'm so glad I was there to witness M's baptism. It was a beautiful day!

Laurel said...

Sounds like you all have been busy! School is going well here... please tell everyone hi, and to practice hard!