Saturday, November 26, 2011

Baptism service

I spent a while this morning updating my Christmas Readings for Advent in time to distribute a few to friends today and tomorrow. If you'd like a copy, you can download it in MS Word format.
So we hired a baptistry and it worked out really well, fitting nicely in the corner to the left of the pulpit.
Pads looked up at me from bed with a weary and pained expression when I asked, at 1:30pm, if he was coming out to the baptism. In the event, once he'd come around, he was in good form and really enjoyed being out. It was another fantastic gospel opportunity well taken by the Pastor in a sermon from 'It is finished', Jesus' words from cross recorded in John 19. It is finished - He had put an end to the enmity between God and man through atoning for our sin. This alone was the basis for our confidence in looking forward to eternal life.
In the evening the kids all got to watch 'Cry Freedom', one of Ally's favourite films, and they were all expostulating about apartheid afterwards, so that it was difficult to get them quickly off to bed! All-in, we've had a pretty good day.

4 comments:

Susanna said...

Did Alex fit in the pool?????? :)

Mike said...

that's a long/tall story ;-)

Mike said...

a midwifery friend of ours recognised the baptistry as a portable birthing pool. Wonder what else it could be used for!? :)

Susanna said...

hee hee hee. Ah well, glad you had such a blessed day