Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Super Sunday: Part 2
Anna has talked to me for several months about getting baptised. Since she's pretty much hardly ever missed a Sunday at church, she confidently believes in Jesus and knows He is in her heart. She understands (as much as any 6 year-old can) that baptism is an act of obedience to God. It's an outward expression of her faith. While she's young, we know we'll continue to teach her more and more about God and what the Bible has to say about her life, so we're comfortable baptising her now and letting her follow her heart. She has been ready to do this for a very long time.
But, there's just this one little problem. She's pretty shy. Like, look down when an adult talks to you and cover your mouth if you actually have to respond. So the idea of going up to the front of the sanctuary for everyone to see is a little bit of a challenge. She was nervous, but insistent that she wanted to do it. But, she didn't want any of our family to come. Sorry Grandparents! We learned at her t-ball games this summer that the more relatives in attendance - the more nervous she was. So, we didn't invite anyone to come. And luckily, Chris was able to baptise her just like he did Sophia. See here. Did I mention the water was pretty cold? There was a little bit of shock on her face when she got in.
It was a pretty special Sunday, celebrated with lunch at Applebees and afternoon naps for everyone! I'm just so proud of her because I know how hard that was for her to do. Many adults don't have the courage she had! I love you Anna Faith!