Monday, May 12, 2008

Isaac was baptized!!!

We were observing the Lord's table on April 13th, 2008. We have what is called closed communion. This simply means that only members of our church are encouraged to participate in the observance. There are biblical reasons for this, of which I won't go into right now. This particular Sunday evening was scheduled to be a service of which we would be practicing this ordinance. I knew this ahead of time. What I did not know was that my son would also be baptized this evening. You see, right before the communion there is a break for everyone to have time to reflect, get their children from the nursery, and also explain to the older children why it is not wise for them to participate (if they are not members). As I was getting Chloe from the nursery, Phillip was explaining to the boys the biblical principles surrounding that of this ordinance. The Lord worked on Isaac's heart through this time of explanation and expressed a desire to become baptized thus also becoming a member of the church. He had accepted the Lord as his Saviour a couple of years ago, and felt ready for this first commandment given to believers. Phillip and Pastor both spoke with Isaac and it was agreed that he was indeed ready. So, here I come in from the nursery and both my husband and firstborn are gone! The next thing I know - it was announced that Isaac was getting baptized! I just started to cry! Then I remembered that I had my camera in my diaper bag - so my friend snapped some photos! I am thrilled to have it recorded - but mostly to have a son whose desire is to "walk in truth". May he continue to do so.


Tom & Ape said... I read this post and got all teary. I love it. I think it is so special and I desire my own little ones(how ever many I am blessed with) to walk in truth and I just can imagine your joy. I always turn to catch a glimpse of the mom and dad when these things happen, and I remember seeing your face. How gratifying to know your child is following God's word. (yep! I am also the one who looks at the groom instead of the bride!)

Daughter of the King said...

this is just such a glorious thing.
Happy for you and yours.

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Praising God with you Charissa!! Issac looks so old, they grow up too fast. Praise God he had the wisdom to know it was time to follow with Believers Baptism. So Sweet!!!

Jenny said...

That was so exciting! I look forward to also posting about Josiah in the coming weeks...or whenever I get around to it. I rejoice with you and Praise God for sons that want to follow and obey God.

Amanda said...

I was so happy for your family. Seeing him made me cry for joy. I know I look forward to this so much with my children. The Lord has blessed us all so much to care for these little ones!

Tori said...

Aww, how happy you must be. What a blessing to see our children walk in truth and choose to obey the Lord.

Oh yea, I just found your blog and I'll be back to read some more!

Very nice family, oh yea and we're closed communion also. :0)