Monday, April 14, 2008

abram jack's baptism

"Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness," and he was called God's friend. James 2:23 This is our pray for our little Abram, that he would become God's friend and believe in him with his whole heart. Yesterday we baptized Abram. The water of baptism is a symbol of the covenant God has made with us, his people, and now to Abram his child. A symbol of what Jesus has done for us by giving us LIFE in him. We were surrounded by family and friends who love us and love Abram and blessed him through words, presence, touch, and song. We are given such a gift in our son and we pray that we would be given wisdom and patience as parents. We desire to live in a such a way that Abram would learn what a daily journey with Jesus is. Our friends the Fieldhouses wrote this prayer for Abram from Jeremiah 32: 39-40
"Count Abram as one of your people, and be his God. Give him a singleness of heart and action, so that he will always fear you for his own good and for the good of his children. Make an everlasting covenant with Abram. Never stop doing good to him, and inspire him to fear you so that he will never turn away from you."
What an awesome prayer for Abram. He is named after his great grandfather and grandfather, both men who walked and continue to walk with God. Abram is already blessed through their faithfulness to God and we pray he will be a blessing to many as well.


annika said...

funny enough, the topic in class today was infant baptism. it reminded me what a beautiful sign of grace it is to baptism abe! i love you all so much!

Bec said...

Looks like it was an awesome celebration and I love all the great pictures!

Karsten Family said...

wow...ryan sure looks like his dad in that 2nd picture! i ran into ryan's mom at mvp (gym) yesterday & she told me they were just out to see you guys for abram's baptism! how great to have all your family there!!
thanks so much for the card you sent!